An ornamental pin for holding a tie in place.
- ‘The only clue to the man's identity is a tiepin that he left behind in his hasty retreat.’
- ‘When you speak, your voice is captured by your necklace - or your tiepin - that functions as the cell phone's mouthpiece.’
- ‘Each was then presented with an information pack about Swindon, a small tiepin bearing Swindon's coat of arms and their certificate of citizenship.’
- ‘Men were given the choice of a tiepin or lapel badge.’
- ‘She kept the original, which was set into a tiepin for my father-in-law.’
- ‘Surely a policeman can't be the murderer, though Jack did find a policeman's tiepin in the hotel room.’
- ‘It's really aggravating, but I don't want to wear a tiepin and look like a total geek either.’
- ‘However, more modish philosophical gentlemen of the period looked quite different, usually sporting a fashionably ‘lank’ hairstyle, a shortened form of frock coat, and a stock fastened with a tiepin.’
- ‘Two weeks ago the Chief Inspector of Prisons told prison officers to remove charity tiepins bearing the cross of St George (the flag of England) as these might be considered racist.’
- ‘Galantas produces the jewellery itself in a range of Irish and Celtic themes, including Celtic crosses and tiepins.’
- ‘Bracelets, belt buckles, and tiepins with gold and diamonds, are worn by some bridegrooms.’
- ‘The piece can be preserved as a memento - in the form of a bookmark, used as a tiepin or better still, just remove the thread and you can wear it as a neckpiece.’
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