Definition of Pin

1. Noun. A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment.

Specialized synonyms: Breastpin, Broach, Brooch, Scatter Pin, Stickpin, Scarfpin, Tie Tack, Tiepin
Generic synonyms: Jewellery, Jewelry

2. Verb. To hold fast or prevent from moving. "The fighter managed to pin his opponent"; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

3. Noun. When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.
Exact synonyms: Fall
Group relationships: Wrestling Match
Specialized synonyms: Takedown
Generic synonyms: Triumph, Victory

4. Verb. Attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins. "Pin the blame on the innocent man"
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure
Antonyms: Unpin

5. Noun. Small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc..
Exact synonyms: Peg
Generic synonyms: Mark, Marker, Marking
Derivative terms: Peg

6. Verb. Pierce with a pin. "Pin down the butterfly"
Generic synonyms: Empale, Impale, Spike, Transfix
Specialized synonyms: Skewer, Spit

7. Noun. A number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts.

8. Verb. Immobilize a piece.
Category relationships: Chess, Chess Game
Generic synonyms: Aggress, Attack

9. Noun. Informal terms for the leg. "Fever left him weak on his sticks"
Exact synonyms: Peg, Stick
Generic synonyms: Leg

10. Noun. Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns.
Exact synonyms: Pivot
Generic synonyms: Axis, Axis Of Rotation
Specialized synonyms: Fulcrum, Pintle
Derivative terms: Pivot

11. 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.
Exact synonyms: Pin Tumbler
Group relationships: Cylinder Lock
Generic synonyms: Tumbler

12. Noun. Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
Exact synonyms: Flag
Generic synonyms: Golf Equipment

13. Noun. A small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things.

14. Noun. A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.
Exact synonyms: Oarlock, Peg, Rowlock, Thole, Tholepin
Group relationships: Dinghy, Dory, Rowboat
Generic synonyms: Holder

15. Noun. A club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target.
Exact synonyms: Bowling Pin
Generic synonyms: Bowling Equipment
Specialized synonyms: Candlepin, Duckpin, Headpin, Kingpin, Ninepin, Skittle, Skittle Pin, Tenpin

Definition of Pin

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. v. t. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.

Definition of Pin

1. Acronym. personal identification number. A number used to confirm identity when using an ATM, or more recently when making payment using a credit card or debit card. ¹

2. Noun. A small device, made (usually) of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening. ¹

3. Noun. A small nail with a head and a sharp point. ¹

4. Noun. A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts. ¹

5. Noun. A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling. ¹

6. Noun. (''in plural'' '''pins'''; ''informal'') A leg. ¹

7. Noun. (electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multi-pole electrical connector. ¹

8. Noun. A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin. ¹

9. Noun. (American English) 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. ¹

10. Noun. (chess) A scenario in which the movement of a lesser piece that is under attack and moves away would reveal a more valuable piece. ¹

11. Noun. (curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area) ¹

12. Noun. (dated) A mood, a state of being. ¹

13. Verb. (''often followed by a preposition such as'' '''to''' ''or'' '''on''') To fasten or attach (something) with a pin. ¹

14. Verb. (chess usually in the passive) To cause (a piece) to be in a pin. ¹

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Definition of Pin

1. to fasten with a pin (a slender, pointed piece of metal) [v PINNED, PINNING, PINS]

Medical Definition of Pin

1. To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. "Aa if she would pin her to her heart." To pin one's faith upon, to depend upon; to trust to. Origin: See Pin. To peen. 1. 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. "With pins of adamant And chains they made all fast." (Milton) 2. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc. 3. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle. "He . . . Did not care a pin for her." (Spectator) 4. That which resembles a pin in its form or use; as: A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings. A linchpin. A rolling-pin. A clothespin. The tenon of a dovetail joint. 5. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink. 6. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center. "The very pin of his heart cleft." 7. Mood; humor. "In merry pin." 8. Caligo. See Caligo. 9. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin. 10. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins. Banking pin, 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 grass. A small coil which revolves on a common pin and makes a wheel of yellow or coloured fire. Origin: OE. Pinne, AS. Pinn a pin, peg; cf. D. Pin, G. Pinne, Icel. Pinni, W. Pin, Gael. & Ir. Pinne; all fr. L. Pinna a pinnacle, pin, feather, perhaps orig. A different word from pinna feather. Cf. Fin of a fish, Pen a feather. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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