breastpin (plural breastpins)
- An ornamental pin attached to clothing in a person's upper chest area.
1843, Thomas Carlyle, chapter 17, in Past and Present:
- Mark on that nose the colour left by too copious port and viands; to which the profuse cravat with exorbitant breastpin, and the fixed, forward, and as it were menacing glance of the eyes correspond.
1883, Edward Payson Roe, chapter 5, in His Sombre Rivals:
- A sprig of white flowers was in her light wavy hair, and another fastened by her breastpin drooped over her bosom.