# cabbie pin

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#### Leandro

##### Senior Member
I have no idea what a cabbie pin is. This is the sentence:

"At the end of the movie "Conspiracy Theory", how does Jerry let Alice know he is still alive?
He pins his cabbie pin to her horse's blanket. Early in the movie, Jerry gives Alice his cabbie pin for luck. Later, Alice leaves his cabbie pin on his heastone when she visited his grave. When she is riding her horse at the end of the movie, she discovers the pin attached to the horse's blanket."

• #### timpeac

##### Senior Member
A pin is a thin type of badge, and a cabbie drives a cab. So I would presume that this is some badge that cabdrivers have to show who they are.

#### MateuszMoś

##### Senior Member
It seems to me that the "cabbie pin" is the vehicle number plate. If I am mistaken please forgive me .

#### Leandro

##### Senior Member
Hmmm , I see.

Maybe it's the cab driver ID number.

#### timpeac

##### Senior Member
It seems to me that the "cabbie pin" is the vehicle number plate. If I am mistaken please forgive me .
What makes you think that Mateusz?

#### MateuszMoś

##### Senior Member
Cabbie- it is a cab driver.Pin connotes me with number so Cabbie Pin can be a visiting card of a cab or as I wrote (vehicle number plate). I would like to underscore that these are simply my conjectures.

#### Loob

##### Senior Member
Pin connotes me with number
Ah, you're thinking of PIN, as in "Personal Identification Number". No, that's not possible here....

The pin here is definitely a badge, as Tim suggests.

#### Myridon

##### Senior Member
Pin connotes me with number
I wonder if you're thinking of the acronym PIN (personal identification number) rather than the word pin (a needle, a badge, a piece of jewelry). It's not PIN in this case.
US license plates (vehicle number plates) are rather large and heavy. You wouldn't give one to someone as a good luck piece or leave one on a grave.

#### Leandro

##### Senior Member
Thanks a lot, guys!

Thank you for the picture, pops91710. Now I can clearly see what a cabbie pin is.

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