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Definitions of pin

  1. a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. attach or fasten with pins Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. immobilize a piece Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. Mood; humor. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To peen. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. That which resembles a pin in its form or use Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A linchpin. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A rolling-pin. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A clothespin. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The tenon of a dovetail joint. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. Caligo. See Caligo. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A short piece of wire with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used for fastening together papers, clothing, etc.; a larger, pointed instrument of similar nature, used for holding the hair, the hat, etc.; as, a scarf pin; an ornament, badge, or jewel fitted with a pin and a clasp; as, a school pin; a bolt or peg; wooden roller; as, a rolling-pin; anything of small value. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; seize. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Pinned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Pinning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. A sharp-pointed instrument, esp. for fastening articles together: anything that holds parts together: a peg used in musical instruments for fastening the strings: anything of little value. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To fasten with a pin: to fasten: to inclose:-pr.p. pinning; pa.t. and pa.p. pinned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. Pointed wire for fastening clothes; wooden nail; peg. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To fasten with a pin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. To pierce or fasten, as with a pin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. A wire, with a point and a head, used in fastening clothing, etc.; a clasp; brooch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A peg, as for a fastening, support, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A small pointed instrument, used for fastening clothes, &c.; a piece of wood or metal sharpened to fasten together; anything like a pin; a thing of little value; a peg; a bolt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To fasten with a pin; to make fast; to inclose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. A short piece of wire pointed and having a head, much in domestic use for fastening articles of dress, &c.; anything that holds parts together; a peg; a short shaft or bolt; the central part; a term expressive of little value. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. To fasten, as with a pin or pins; to make fast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. A term applied to a petition or address by foreigners to the Emperor of China, or to one of his high dignitaries. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. pin, n. a piece of wood or of metal used for fastening things together: a peg or nail: a sharp-pointed piece of wire with a rounded head for fastening clothes: anything that holds parts together: a piece of wood set up on end to be knocked down by a bowl, as in skittles: a peg used in musical instruments for fastening the strings: anything of little value.--v.t. to fasten with a pin: to fasten: to enclose: to seize and hold fast:--pr.p. pin'ning; pa.t. and pa.p. pinned.--ns. PIN'-BUTT'OCK (Shak.), a sharp, pointed buttock; PIN'CASE, PIN'CUSHION, a case or cushion for holding pins; PIN'-FEATH'ER, a small or short feather.--adj. PIN'-FEATH'ERED.--ns. PIN'-HOLD, a place where a pin is fixed; PIN'-HOLE, a hole made by a pin: a very small opening; PIN'-MON'EY, money allowed to a wife by her husband for private expenses, originally to buy pins; PIN'NER, one who pins or fastens: a pin-maker: a pinafore: a head-dress with a lappet flying loose; PIN'-POINT, the point of a pin: a trifle; PIN'TAIL, a genus of ducks, one handsome species of which is a winter visitor to many parts of the British coast.--adj. PIN'TAILED, having a long, narrow tail.--n. PIN'-WHEEL, a contrate wheel in which the cogs are pins set into the disc: a form of firework constructed to revolve rapidly while burning.--v.t. PIN'WORK, to work flax-yarn on a wooden pin so as to make it more supple for ease in packing.--PIN-FIRE CARTRIDGE, a cartridge for breech-loading guns; PINS AND NEEDLES, a feeling as of pricking under the skin, formication.--IN MERRY PIN, in a merry humour; ON ONE'S PINS, on one's legs: in good condition. [M. E. pinne, like Ir. and Gael. pinne, and Ger. pinn, from L. pinna or penna, a feather.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  52. pin, n. an induration of the membranes of the eye, cataract. [A.S. pinn--Low L. pannus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  53. An iron or brass instrument, generally of a small size, pointed at one extremity, and having a head at the other. It is used, in Surgery, to fix rollers and dressings; and occasionally in sutures. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  54. Thin piece of (usu. tinned brass or iron) wire with sharp point& round flattened head for fastening together parts of dress, papers, &c.; peg of wood or metal for various purposes; each of the pegs round which strings of musical instrument are fastened; THOLE, BELAYING, DRAWING, -p., HAIRP., NINEPIN; don\'t care a p. (at all); (pl., colloq.) legs, as quick on his pp.; pp. & needles, tingling sensation in limb recovering from numbness; small cask of 4 1/2 gai.; pincushion, small cushion for sticking pp. in to keep them ready for use; p.-feather, ungrown feather; p.-fire cartridge (exploded by means of p.); p. -head, (fig.) minute thing; p.-hole (made by p. or into which peg fits); p. -money, annual allowance to woman for dress expenses &c., allowance settled on wife for private expen liture; p.-prick, (fig.) trifling irritation; pintail, kinds of duck& grouse with pointed tail; p.-wheel, small catharine-wheel. [Low German] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  55. Fasten (thing to another, up, &c., things together) with pin (s); transfix with pin, lance, &c.; p. one\'s faith (reply implicitly) on (person &c.); seize& hold fast (against wall &c.); bind (person &c., often down) to (promise, arrangement); enclose by bars &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  56. n. [Dutch, Welsh] A pointed instrument of wood, metal, or the like; a peg; a bolt;—especially, a small,, pointed piece of wire with a head, much used for fastening clothes, &c.;—a bolt which fastens the wheel to the axle; linch pin;—a peg by which the strings in musical instruments are strained or relaxed;—a cylindrical roller made of wood;—the central part of a target;—a thing of no value; a trifle;—pl. Legs. Cabinet Dictionary

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