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Definition of "pintle" [pin•tle]

  • A pin or a bolt on which another part pivots. (noun)
  • Nautical The pin on which a rudder turns. (noun)
  • The pin on which a gun carriage revolves. (noun)
  • A hook or a bolt on the rear of a towing vehicle for attaching a gun or trailer. (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.

Use "pintle" in a sentence
  • "The parts of the hinges are called the pintle (the pin) and gudgeon (the opening into which the pin fits)."
  • "Many such muskets come with a inherent pintle mount so that they can be braced while standing; it requires a move action to set up the pintle."
  • "Or isnt a Westland Wessex with pintle mounted GPMGs aeither a "helicopter" or a "gunship" in your book?"