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Pin meaning

pin - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. immobilize a piece
  2. 2. pierce with a pin; " pin down the butterfly"
  3. 3. Mood; humor.
  4. 4. To peen.
  5. 5. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire ( commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
  8. 8. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
  9. 9. That which resembles a pin in its form or use
  10. 10. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  11. 11. A linchpin.
  12. 12. A rolling- pin.
  13. 13. A clothespin.
  14. 14. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  15. 15. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
  16. 16. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
  17. 17. Caligo. See Caligo.
  18. 18. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
  19. 19. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
  20. 20. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.
  21. 21. Pointed wire for fastening clothes; wooden nail; peg.
  22. 22. To fasten with a pin.

pin - examples of usage

  1. He picked himself up, and, apparently without stopping to see what manner of thing it was that he had fallen over, made a rush to the pin- rail. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. I went over to the weather pin- rail, and leaned up against it, watching him, while I filled my pipe. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. Perhaps I'm fullish to pin my trust to it. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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