Definitions of pin

  1. immobilize a piece
  2. To peen.
  3. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  4. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; seize.
  5. To fasten with a pin: to fasten: to inclose:- pr. p. pinning; pa. t. and pa. p. pinned.
  6. To fasten with a pin.
  7. To pierce or fasten, as with a pin.
  8. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
  9. to hold fast or prevent from moving; " The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  10. attach or fasten with pins
  11. To fasten with a pin; to make fast; to inclose.
  12. To fasten, as with a pin or pins; to make fast.
  13. Pinning.
  14. a club- shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target
  15. flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  16. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  17. a small slender ( often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  18. a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire ( commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
  22. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
  23. That which resembles a pin in its form or use
  24. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  25. A linchpin.
  26. A rolling- pin.
  27. A clothespin.
  28. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  29. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  30. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
  31. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
  32. Caligo. See Caligo.
  33. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
  34. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.
  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.
  36. 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.
  37. Pointed wire for fastening clothes; wooden nail; peg.
  38. A wire, with a point and a head, used in fastening clothing, etc.; a clasp; brooch.
  39. A peg, as for a fastening, support, etc.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. A term applied to a petition or address by foreigners to the Emperor of China, or to one of his high dignitaries.
  43. Pinned.