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Definition of "pin" []

  • A short, straight, stiff piece of wire with a blunt head and a sharp point, used especially for fastening. (noun)
  • Something, such as a safety pin, that resembles such a piece of wire in shape or use. (noun)
  • A whit; a jot: didn't care a pin about the matter. (noun)
  • A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as: (noun)
  • A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones. (noun)
  • A short stiff straight piece of wire pointed at one end and either rounded or having a flattened head at the other: used mainly for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc, esp temporarily (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (in combination) (noun)
  • An ornamental brooch, esp a narrow one (noun)
  • A badge worn fastened to the clothing by a pin (noun)
  • Something of little or no importance (esp in the phrases not care or give a pin (for)) (noun)
  • A peg or dowel (noun)
  • Anything resembling a pin in shape, function, etc (noun)
  • (in various bowling games) a usually club-shaped wooden object set up in groups as a target (noun)
  • A clip on a hand grenade that prevents its detonation until removed or released (noun)
  • The axle of a sheave (noun)
  • The sliding closure for a shackle (noun)
  • A metal tuning peg on a piano, the end of which is inserted into a detachable key by means of which it is turned (noun)
  • A metal rod, esp of stainless steel, for holding together adjacent ends of fractured bones during healing (noun)
  • A position in which a piece is pinned against a more valuable piece or the king (noun)
  • The flagpole marking the hole on a green (noun)
  • The cylindrical part of a key that enters a lock (noun)
  • The cylindrical part of a lock where this part of the key fits (noun)
  • A position in which a person is held tight or immobile, esp with both shoulders touching the ground (noun)
  • A dovetail tenon used to make a dovetail joint (noun)
  • (in Britain) a miniature beer cask containing 41⁄2 gallons (noun)
  • A leg (noun)
  • To attach, hold, or fasten with or as if with a pin or pins (verb)
  • To transfix with a pin, spear, etc (verb)
  • To place (the blame for something) (verb)
  • To cause (an enemy piece) to be effectively immobilized by attacking it with a queen, rook, or bishop so that moving it would reveal a check or expose a more valuable piece to capture (verb)
  • To support (masonry), as by driving in wedges over a beam (verb)

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Use "pin" in a sentence
  • "String pin = cmblocation. getSelectedItem (). toString (); rs2 = st2. executeQuery ( "Select * from pin_numbers where pin_number like 'pin&????'");"
  • "January 6th, 2009 at 1: 05 pm okay, awesome. this makes sense. the pin is the type that is supposed to be removed, but apparently I have really dense bone and the first attempt broke off and will be permanent."
  • "For all of these awards the pin is the same every year (generally speaking)."