Definition of Straight pin

1. Noun. Pin consisting of a short straight stiff piece of wire with a pointed end; used to fasten pieces of cloth or paper together.

Generic synonyms: Pin

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straight Pin

straight forward
straight from the horse's mouth
straight from the shoulder
straight hang
straight hit
straight life insurance
straight line
straight lines
straight man
straight men
straight off
straight out
straight out of the chute
straight peen hammer
straight person
straight pin (current term)
straight poker
straight pool
straight pull
straight quote
straight razor
straight razors
straight red
straight red card
straight shooter
straight sinus
straight talk
straight talker
straight ticket
straight up

Literary usage of Straight pin

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1. Drill Work, Methods and Costs: A Practical Treatise Covering the Methods by Ray Rochester Sanderson (1911)
"... as it is cut straight instead of on a taper it being necessary to use the straight pin on account of the hole drilled through it. Box and Pin Joints. ..."

2. The Automobile Book: A Practical Treatise on the Construction, Operation and by Charles E. Duryea, James Edward Homans (1915)
"The connection between the piston and the upper end of the connecting rod is effected by a straight pin, commonly called a " wrist pin," because of the ..."

3. Machine Drawing: A Text and Problem Book for Technical Students and Draftsmen by Carl Lars Svensen (1921)
"... straight pin. Plom FIo. 71. Forms of Pins. Dimensions for standard steel washers are given in Table 9. Cast iron washers, Fig. 72, may have proportions ..."

4. Shop and Foundry Management by Stuart Dean (1913)
"It is surprising in how many places a straight pin held with a couple of set screws could be ... A straight pin, if practical, is cheaper than a taper pin. ..."

5. Shop and Foundry Management by Stuart Dean (1913)
"It is surprising in how many places a straight pin held with a couple of set screws could be ... A straight pin, if practical, is cheaper than a taper pin. ..."

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