- any minute puncture made by a pin or the like.
- a negligible irritation or annoyance.
- a slight puncture made by or as if by a pin
- a small irritation
- (tr) to puncture with or as if with a pin
n.also pin-prick, 1851, from pin (n.) + prick (n.). Used figuratively of petty irritations from 1885. Earlier pin’s prick (1825).