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  1. pin
    IPA[pin]
  2. noun

    • 1. a thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used especially for fastening pieces of cloth.

    • 2. a small brooch or badge:

      a gold and diamond lapel pin
      Synonym : badge, brooch, sticker
    • 3. a steel rod used to join the ends of fractured bones while they heal.

    • 4. a metal peg that holds down the activating lever of a hand grenade, preventing its explosion.

    • 5. short for hairpin

    • 6. a peg around which one string of a musical instrument is fastened.

    • 7. a metal projection from a plug or an integrated circuit which makes an electrical connection with a socket or another part of a circuit:

      a three-pin plug
    • 8. a stick with a flag placed in a hole to mark the hole's position.

    • 9. (in bowling) one of a set of bottle-shaped wooden pieces that are arranged in an upright position at the end of a lane in order to be toppled by a rolling ball.

    • 10. legs:

      she was very nimble on her pins
    • 11. an attack on a piece or pawn which is thereby pinned:

      the pin of the black queen by the white rook
    • 12. a half-firkin cask for beer.

    verb

    • 1. attach or fasten with a pin or pins in a specified position:

      her hair was pinned back pin a note on the door
    • 2. fix blame or responsibility for something on (someone):

      don't pin the blame on me
    • 3. hold someone firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move:

      she was standing pinned against the door
      Synonym : hold, restrain, press, pinion, constrain, hold fast, hold down, immobilize
    • 4. hinder or prevent (a piece or pawn) from moving because of the danger to a more valuable piece standing behind it along the line of an attack.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pin, plural noun: pins

    • noun

      an identifying number allocated to an individual by a bank or other organization and used for validating electronic transactions.
    • noun

      a thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc.

      a small brooch or badge:

    • verb

      attach or fasten with a pin or pins:

      hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move:

    • noun

      an identifying number allocated to an individual by a bank or other organization and used for validating electronic transactions.
    • noun

      a small sum of money for spending on inessentials:

      an allowance to a woman from her husband for clothing and other personal expenses.

    • noun

      a pin with a point that is bent back to the head and is held in a guard when closed.
    • verb

      fasten with a safety pin.
    • noun

      a kind of sprung hairpin or small clip.
    • verb

      fix (hair) in place with a bobby pin:
    • noun

      a metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together.

      a split pin that is opened out after being passed through a hole.

    • noun

      a short flat-headed pin, used for fastening paper to a wall or other surface; a thumbtack.
    • noun

      a pin holding a piston rod and a connecting rod together.
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