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Noun: pin  pin
  1. A small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support, fasten or attach things
  2. A piece of jewellery that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  3. When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    - fall
  4. A small marker inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    - peg
  5. [informal] A human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
    "fever left him weak on his pins";
    - leg, peg [informal], stick [informal]
  6. Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
    - pivot
  7. 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
    - pin tumbler
  8. Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
    - flag
  9. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
    - peg, thole, tholepin, rowlock [Brit], oarlock [N. Amer]
  10. A club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
    - bowling 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
    "pin the needle to the shirt"
  3. Pierce with a pin
    "pin down the butterfly"
  4. (chess) immobilize a piece
Noun: PIN  pin
  1. A number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
    - personal identification number, PIN number

Derived forms: pinning, pinned, pins, PINs

Type of: aggress, attack, axis, axis of rotation, bowling equipment, empale, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, golf equipment, holder, holdfast, impale, jewellery [Brit, Cdn], jewelry [N. Amer], limb, mark, marker, marking, number, secure, spike, transfix, triumph, tumbler, victory

Antonym: unpin

Part of: body, cylinder lock, dinghy, dory, organic structure, rowboat [N. Amer], rowing boat [Brit], wrestling match

Encyclopedia: Pin, Haute-Saône