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Definitions of pin

  1. a club- shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target
  2. when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  3. flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  4. to hold fast or prevent from moving; " The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
  5. a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  6. small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  7. attach or fasten with pins
  8. a small slender ( often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  9. a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  10. 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
  11. axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
  12. immobilize a piece
  13. To peen.
  14. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  15. 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.
  16. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire ( commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
  17. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
  18. That which resembles a pin in its form or use
  19. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  20. A linchpin.
  21. A rolling- pin.
  22. A clothespin.
  23. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  24. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  25. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
  26. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
  27. Caligo. See Caligo.
  28. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
  29. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.
  30. To work diligently, as one who pegs shoes; - usually with on, at, or away; as, to peg away at a task.
  31. 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.
  32. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; seize.
  33. Pinned.
  34. Pinning.
  35. 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.
  36. To fasten with a pin: to fasten: to inclose:- pr. p. pinning; pa. t. and pa. p. pinned.
  37. Pointed wire for fastening clothes; wooden nail; peg.
  38. To fasten with a pin.
  39. To pierce or fasten, as with a pin.
  40. A wire, with a point and a head, used in fastening clothing, etc.; a clasp; brooch.
  41. A peg, as for a fastening, support, etc.
  42. 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.
  43. To fasten with a pin; to make fast; to inclose.
  44. 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.
  45. To fasten, as with a pin or pins; to make fast.
  46. A term applied to a petition or address by foreigners to the Emperor of China, or to one of his high dignitaries.

Usage examples for pin

  1. Is this your pin? – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  2. While he spoke, so profound was the stillness that one might have heard a pin drop upon the floor. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  3. I won't have a hair- pin left by the time we get out of this." – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  4. " I wouldn't give a pin for anything I couldn't trust entirely," said Elizabeth. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  5. I don't think one diamond pin so much! – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells
  6. " I mark them for mine on the spot," said Sancho; " let nobody touch them; I'll pay better for them than anyone else, for I could not wish for anything more to my taste; and I don't care a pin whether they are feet or heels." – The History of Don Quixote, Volume II., Complete by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  7. Turn your head and I'll take out that pin. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  8. When you are on the green he never needs to be told to go to the pin. – The Complete Golfer [1905] by Harry Vardon
  9. You would like to put a bent pin in their chair when they are about calmly to sit down. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
  10. The crowd watched till the big 'plane became a pin point and then vanished altogether. – The Boy Aviators' Treasure Quest by Captain Wilbur Lawton (pseudonym for John Henry Goldfrap)
  11. The something- pin was loose, or I don't know what. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade
  12. You can't pin anybody down." – Sjambak by John Holbrook Vance
  13. She pulled out the long pin. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  14. He started as if a pin had been thrust into him; and the cry which he uttered awoke also his companions. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  15. His brain's like a pin- point now." – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  16. But let this be a lesson to you; never to take anything again, not even a pin, that does not belong to you. – An Anarchist Woman by Hutchins Hapgood
  17. I did that with a pin." – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
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