thumbtack :

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  • n  a tack for attaching papers to a bulletin board or drawing board
  • v  fasten with thumbtacks
    The teacher thumbtacked the notice on the bulletin board

  • A battery of this sort, no bigger than the head of a thumbtack, produces 20 microwatts of electricity, which is more than enough to run an electronic watch that Elgin is working .
  • Should he dislike a teacherand he frequently doeshe may put a thumbtack on her chair.
  • A former hedge fund manager pins his thumbtack somewhere between "The Economy" and "Consumer Spending" while a few yards away, a laid off videographer for media gossip site Gawker .

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