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DRAWING PIN [1 record]

Record 1 2022-10-28


Subject field(s)
  • Office Equipment and Supplies
  • School Equipment
  • Communication and Information Management

A short flat-headed pin, used for fastening paper to a wall or other surface ...


thumbtack; drawing pin: Not to be confused with "pushpin."


In English, a distinction is made between the designations "thumbtack" and "pushpin," where the former has a flat head and the latter has a cylindrical head. In French, the designation "punaise" is used to describe pins with either type of heads that are used to fasten papers or other materials to a surface.

Key term(s)
  • thumb tack


  • Équipement et fournitures de bureau
  • Matériel et équipement scolaires
  • Gestion des communications et de l'information

Petit clou à tête plate ou cylindrique et à pointe courte, qu'on enfonce avec les doigts sur une surface pour y fixer des feuilles de papier, des photos, des dessins.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Equipo y artículos de oficina
  • Material y equipo escolar
  • Gestión de las comunicaciones y la información

Clavito de cabeza muy ancha que se usa para fijar papeles en las paredes, sujetarlos en las mesas de dibujo, etc.

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