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pin - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pin

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(noun) a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
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(noun) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
Synonyms : fall

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(noun) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
Synonyms : peg

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(noun) a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
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(noun) informal terms for the leg
Synonyms : peg , stick
Example Sentence
  • fever left him weak on his sticks

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(noun) axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
Synonyms : pivot

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(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
Synonyms : pin tumbler

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(noun) flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
Synonyms : flag

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(noun) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
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(noun) a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
Synonyms : oarlock , peg , rowlock , thole , tholepin

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(noun) a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
Synonyms : bowling pin

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(verb) to hold fast or prevent from moving
Synonyms : immobilise , immobilize , trap
Example Sentence
  • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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(verb) attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
Example Sentence
  • pin the needle to the shirt
  • pin the blame on the innocent man

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(verb) pierce with a pin
Example Sentence
  • pin down the butterfly

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(verb) immobilize a piece

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