"pin" Definition

  1. v. t. To peen.
  2. v. t. To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  3. n. 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.
  4. n. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
  5. n. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
  6. n. That which resembles a pin in its form or use
  7. n. A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  8. n. A linchpin.
  9. n. A rolling-pin.
  10. n. A clothespin.
  11. n. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  12. n. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  13. n. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
  14. n. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
  15. n. Mood; humor.
  16. n. Caligo. See Caligo.
  17. n. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
  18. n. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
  19. n. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.

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Words that start with "pin": 132
Words that end with "pin": 44
Words that contain "pin": 654
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English Dictionary Definition of pin

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