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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)

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 "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)."