Definitions of pinion

  1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings.
  2. To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body.
  3. Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.
  4. To bind or cut the wings of, as a bird; to bind or hold the arms of.
  5. To confine the wings of: to cut off the pinion: to confine by binding the arms.
  6. To bind the wings or arms of.
  7. To confine; bind; shackle.
  8. cut the wings off ( of birds)
  9. To confine by binding the wings of; to cut; to cut off the first joint of the wing of; to hind the arms; to shackle.
  10. To bind or confine, as by fastening the wings, or by binding the arms or elbows together.
  11. any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
  12. a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack
  13. A moth of the genus Lithophane, as L. antennata, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches and apples.
  14. A feather; a quill.
  15. A wing, literal or figurative.
  16. The joint of bird's wing most remote from the body.
  17. A fetter for the arm.
  18. A cogwheel with a small number of teeth, or leaves, adapted to engage with a larger wheel, or rack ( see Rack); esp., such a wheel having its leaves formed of the substance of the arbor or spindle which is its axis.
  19. The last joint of a bird's wing; a wing; a feather; a small, toothed wheel acting with a larger wheel.
  20. A wing: the joint of a wing most remote from the body: a smaller wheel with " leaves" or teeth working into others.
  21. A wing; small toothed wheel.
  22. The wing of a bird.
  23. A shackle; band.
  24. A cog - wheel.
  25. The joint of a bird's wing remotest from the body; a feather; a quill; a wing; a small wheel working in the teeth of a larger one; a fetter for the arms.
  26. The last joint of a bird's wing; the whole wing of a bird; a small wheel with flaps or leaves working in another similarly constructed.