Definitions for PINpɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pinpɪn(n.; v.)pinned, pin•ning.
(n.)a small, slender, often pointed piece of metal, wood, etc., used as a fastener or support.
a short, slender piece of wire with a point at one end and a head at the other, for fastening things together.
any of various forms of fasteners, badges, or ornaments consisting essentially or partly of a penetrating wire or shaft (often used in combination):
a fraternity pin; a tiepin.
a short metal rod, as a linchpin, driven through holes in adjacent parts, as a hub and an axle, to keep the parts together. a short cylindrical rod or tube, as a wrist pin or crankpin, joining two parts so as to permit them to move in one plane relative to each other.
the part of a cylindrical key stem entering a lock.
a peg, nail, or stud marking the center of a target.
any one of the rounded wooden clubs set up as the target in tenpins, ninepins, duckpins, etc.
Golf. the pole, with flag, which identifies a hole; flagstick.
Informal. a human leg.
Category: Music and Dance
Ref: peg (def. 4). 1 5
Wrestling. a fall.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Ref: belaying pin.
a very small amount; a trifle.
a pin-shaped connection, as the terminals on the base of an electron tube or the connections on an integrated circuit.
Category: Electronics, Electricity and Magnetism
(v.t.)to fasten or attach with or as with a pin or pins.
to hold fast in a spot or position (sometimes fol. by down).
to give one's fraternity pin to (a young woman) as a pledge of one's attachment.
Wrestling. to secure a fall over one's opponent.
pin down, to force (someone) to deal with a situation or to come to a decision.
Category: Verb Phrase
Idioms for pin:
pin something on someone,Informal. to ascribe the blame or guilt for something to a person.
Origin of pin:
bef. 1100; ME pinne, OE pinn peg; c. D pin, G Pinne, ON pinni; perh. < L pinna feather, quill
an identification number assigned to an individual to gain access to a computer system via an automated-teller machine, a point-of-sale terminal, or other device.
Origin of PIN:
a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
personal identification number, PIN, PIN number(noun)
a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
pin, peg, stick(noun)
informal terms for the leg
"fever left him weak on his sticks"
axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
pin, pin tumbler(noun)
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
flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock(noun)
a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
bowling pin, pin(verb)
a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise(verb)
to hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
"pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
pierce with a pin
"pin down the butterfly"
immobilize a piece
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a piece of jewelry that fastens to your clothing
a diamond pin
a very thin sharp piece of metal, used for holding pieces of cloth together
Remove the pins when you finish sewing.
a piece of metal inserted through holes in two objects to hold them together
metal pins in the bone
one of the objects you knock down in the sport of bowling
The machine sets up the pins.
to fasten or attach using a pin
The teacher pinned the ribbon to his shirt.
personal identification number; a security number used with a bank card
Please enter your PIN.
A small device, made (usually) of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
(in plural pins; informal) A leg.
I'm not so good on my pins these days.
Any of the individual connecting elements of a multi-pole electrical connector.
The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins.
A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
A scenario in which the movement of a lesser piece that is under attack and moves away would reveal a more valuable piece.
To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
(often followed by a preposition such as to or on) To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)
The shot landed right on the pin.
A mood, a state of being.
She was in a merry pin.
Origin: From pinne, from pinn, from pinnaz, from bend-. Cognate with pin, pin, pinne, Pinn, Pinne, Pfonzer, Pfunzer, pind, pinn, pinne, pinni. More at pintle.
to inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound
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
especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc
hence, a thing of small value; a trifle
that which resembles a pin in its form or use
a peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings
a short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal
the tenon of a dovetail joint
one of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink
the bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center
caligo. See Caligo
an ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin
the leg; as, to knock one off his pins
to fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together
A pinfall, a pin, or a fall is a victory condition in various forms of professional wrestling that is met by holding an opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time. In professional wrestling, a pinfall is a common method of winning a match and typically must be held for a count of three by the referee. The purpose of a pinning maneuver is to hold the opponent's shoulders against the mat for a count of three. The count is broken if the opponent manages to raise one or both of his shoulders off of the mat, commonly by kicking out. In some positions, a wrestler may bridge to put more of their weight on the pinned opponent or to prop themselves up from being pinned. Sometimes, an attacking wrestler may hook the opponent's tights for extra leverage. Another popular illegal tactic of heel wrestlers is to attempt a pin close to the ring ropes so they can prop their legs up on the ropes to gain additional leverage, putting more weight on the opponent.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The best dresser in a woman's acquaintance--of remarkable penetration and true as steel, seldom loses its head, follows its own bent and carries its point in whatever it undertakes.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'PIN' in Nouns Frequency: #2411
Rank popularity for the word 'PIN' in Verbs Frequency: #959
Translations for PIN
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a short, thin, pointed piece of metal used eg to hold pieces of fabric, paper etc together, especially when making clothes
The papers are fastened together by a pin.
- alfinetePortuguese (BR)
- die NadelGerman
- سوزن ته گردFarsi
- spillo, spilla, mollettaItalian
- 옷핀, 종이 핀Korean
- segtukas, smeigtukasLithuanian
- kniepadata; spraudīteLatvian
- jarum penitiMalay
- knappenål, stiftNorwegian
- سوزن ته گردPersian
- ټومبونى ( سنجاق ) كوچنى موږى دلرګي يا اوسپنې ميخ، په لوبه كښې هغه موږي چې په پنډوس ويشتى شيPashto
- ac (cu gămălie)Romanian
- bucika, zaponkaSlovenian
- toplu iğneTurkish
- 針Chinese (Trad.)
- шпилька; прищіпкаUkrainian
- پن، نتھي کرنے کي سوئيUrdu
- ghim; cặpVietnamese
- 针Chinese (Simp.)
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