Associations to the word «Pin»


PIN, noun. A sewing pin, sometimes called a ballhead pin, which is a needle without an eye (usually) made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
PIN, noun. A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
PIN, noun. A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
PIN, noun. (wrestling) The victory condition of holding the opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time.
PIN, noun. A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
PIN, noun. (in plural pins; informal) A leg.
PIN, noun. (electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.
PIN, noun. A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
PIN, noun. (US) A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
PIN, noun. (chess) A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.
PIN, noun. (curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)
PIN, noun. (dated) A mood, a state of being.
PIN, noun. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.
PIN, noun. (medicine) (obsolete) caligo
PIN, noun. A thing of small value; a trifle.
PIN, noun. A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
PIN, noun. (engineering) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
PIN, noun. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
PIN, verb. (often followed by a preposition such as to or on) To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
PIN, verb. (chess) (usually in the passive) To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
PIN, verb. (wrestling) To pin down (someone).
PIN, verb. To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
PIN, verb. (computing) (GUI) To attach (an icon, application, etc.) to another item.
PIN, verb. Alternative form of peen
PIN, noun. Acronym of personal identification number.
PIN BACK, verb. (transitive) To keep at a distance
PIN BONE, noun. A long, thin bone in a fish extending sideways from the backbone.
PIN CUSHION, noun. Alternative form of pincushion
PIN DOWN, verb. To attach or secure with pins.
PIN DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To identify something (e.g. a decision or plan) clearly or specifically.
PIN DOWN, verb. (wrestling) To hold the opponent back-first so both his or her shoulders touch the mat.
PIN DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) To corner somebody in order to get a firm answer.
PIN DRILL, noun. A drill with a central pin or projection to enter a hole, for enlarging the hole, or for sinking a recess for the head of a bolt, etc.; a counterbore.
PIN MONEY, noun. (now historical) An allowance of money given by a man to his wife or to other dependents for their personal, discretionary use. [from 16th c.]
PIN MONEY, noun. (idiomatic) (dated) A relatively small sum of cash kept in one's personal possession, for routine expenses or incidental purchases; an amount of money which is not particularly significant. [from 18th c.]
PIN NUMBER, noun. A common alternative form of PIN (in the sense of "personal identification number").
PIN NUMBERS, noun. Plural of PIN number
PIN OAK, noun. Quercus palustris.
PIN POOL, noun. A variety of the game of billiards in which small wooden pins are set up to be knocked down by the balls.
PIN SEAL, noun. A leather made from the skin of a young seal (often attributive). [from 20th c.]
PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY, noun. (games) A common children's game involving pinning a piece of material on a specified spot while blindfolded.
PIN THE TAIL ON THE DONKEY, noun. (by extension) Any attempt to aim something somewhere while handicapped in doing so.
PIN UP, verb. (transitive) To put (e.g. a sheet of paper) on display, using a pin.

Dictionary definition

PIN, noun. A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment.
PIN, noun. When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.
PIN, noun. Small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc..
PIN, noun. A number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts.
PIN, noun. Informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks".
PIN, noun. Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns.
PIN, 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.
PIN, noun. Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
PIN, noun. A small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things.
PIN, noun. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.
PIN, noun. A club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target.
PIN, verb. To hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree".
PIN, verb. Attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man".
PIN, verb. Pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly".
PIN, verb. Immobilize a piece.

Wise words

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Robert Louis Stevenson