Definition of Pindown

1. Noun. (U.K.) solitary confinement, formerly used as a method of punishment in children's homes ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pindown

1. a discredited method for controlling children [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pindown

pincushionings
pincushions
pinda
pindar
pindaree
pindarees
pindari
pindaris
pinder
pinders
pindling
pindolol
pindone
pindown (current term)
pindownable
pindowns
pine-barren sandwort
pine-crowned
pine-needle oil
pine-tar rag
pine-weed
pine away
pine cone
pine cones
pine family
pine fern
pine finch

Literary usage of Pindown

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1. The Publications of the Harleian Society by Harleian Society (1890)
"April 15 Walter Caldicot, of S' Bride's, Lond., Bach', ab' 25, & Elizabeth Mid- dleton, of pindown, Sussex, Spr, ab' 20, with consent of her father Mr Tho' ..."

2. Air Power and the Ground War in Vietnam: Ideas and Actions by Donald J. Mrozek (1988)
"At its worst, the inability to pindown the psychological factor tended to enhance the prominence of the technical side—in delivering an attack on an enemy ..."

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