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Noun: pinning  pi-ning
  1. A mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin
Verb: pin (pinned,pinning)  pin
  1. To hold fast or prevent from moving
    "The child was pinned under the fallen tree";
    - trap, immobilize, immobilise [Brit]
     
  2. Attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
    "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
     
  3. Pierce with a pin
    "pin down the butterfly"
     
  4. (chess) immobilize a piece

Derived forms: pinnings

Type of: aggress, attack, empale, fasten, fix, impale, promise, secure, spike, transfix

Antonym: unpin

Encyclopedia: Pinning

Pin, Haute-Saône