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Pin \Pin\, v. t. (Metal Working)
     To peen.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pin \Pin\, v. t. [Cf. {Pen} to confine, or {Pinfold}.] To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pin \Pin\, n. [OE. pinne, AS. pinn a pin, peg; cf. D. pin, G. pinne, Icel. pinni, W. pin, Gael. & Ir. pinne; all fr. L. pinna a pinnacle, pin, feather, perhaps orig. a different word from pinna feather. Cf. {Fin} of a fish, {Pen} a feather.]
     1. A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt. [1913 Webster]

              With pins of adamant
              And chains they made all fast.        --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     2. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc. [1913 Webster]

     3. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
        [1913 Webster]

              He . . . did not care a pin for her.  --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

     4. That which resembles a pin in its form or use; as: (a) A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings. (b) A linchpin. (c) A rolling-pin. (d) A clothespin. (e) (Mach.) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal. See Illust. of {Knuckle joint}, under {Knuckle}. (f) (Joinery) The tenon of a dovetail joint. [1913 Webster]

     5. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink. [1913 Webster]

     6. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center. [Obs.] "The very pin of his heart cleft." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     7. Mood; humor. [Obs.] "In merry pin." --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

     8. (Med.) Caligo. See {Caligo}. --Shak.
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     9. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin. [1913 Webster]

     10. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins. [Slang] [1913 Webster]

     {Banking pin} (Horol.), a pin against which a lever strikes, to limit its motion.

     {Pin drill} (Mech.), a drill with a central pin or projection to enter a hole, for enlarging the hole, or for sinking a recess for the head of a bolt, etc.; a counterbore.

     {Pin grass}. (Bot.) See {Alfilaria}.

     {Pin hole}, a small hole made by a pin; hence, any very small aperture or perforation.

     {Pin lock}, a lock having a cylindrical bolt; a lock in which pins, arranged by the key, are used instead of tumblers.


     {Pin money}, an allowance of money, as that made by a husband to his wife, for private and personal expenditure.

     {Pin rail} (Naut.), a rail, usually within the bulwarks, to hold belaying pins. Sometimes applied to the {fife rail}. Called also {pin rack}.

     {Pin wheel}.
         (a) A contrate wheel in which the cogs are cylindrical pins. (b) (Fireworks) A small coil which revolves on a common pin and makes a wheel of yellow or colored fire. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Pin \Pin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinning}.] [See {Pin}, n.] To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. "As if she would pin her to her heart." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {To pin one's faith upon}, to depend upon; to trust to. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

PIN
         Personal Identification Number (banking, ICC)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PIN
         Personal Internet Name (RFC 3042)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

PIN
         Processor Independent Netware (Novell, HP, DEC, Apple, Sun)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

241 Moby Thesaurus words for "pin":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ankle, anklet, arbor, armlet, armory, articulate, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, badge, badge of office, badges, bagatelle, bangle, baton, batten, batten down, bauble, bayonet legs, beads, bean, bibelot, bijou, bit, blazonry, bolt, bowlegs, bracelet, brass farthing, brassard, breastpin, broach, brooch, buckle, bung, butt, button, calf, cap and gown, cent, chain, chain of office, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, check valve, circle, clasp, class ring, cleat, clip, cnemis, cock, cockade, collar, cork, coronet, cross, crown, curio, decoration, diadem, distaff, dovetail, dress, drumstick, eagle, earring, emblems, ensigns, farce, farthing, fasces, faucet, feather, fig, figurehead, fleabite, fleur-de-lis, fob, folderol, foreleg, fribble, frippery, fulcrum, gamb, gambrel, gaud, gem, gewgaw, gigot, gimbal, gimcrack, gudgeon, hair, halfpenny, ham, hammer and sickle, hasp, heraldry, hill of beans, hind leg, hinge, hingle, hitch, hock, hook, hub, insignia, jam, jamb, jest, jewel, joint, joke, kickshaw, knee, knickknack, knickknackery, lapel pin, latch, leg, lid, limb, livery, lock, locket, mace, mandrel, mantle, markings, medal, minikin, miter, mockery, molehill, mortarboard, mortise, nail, nave, necklace, nose ring, oarlock, old school tie, peg, peppercorn, picayune, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pintle, pivot, plug, podite, pole, popliteal space, precious stone, rabbet, radiant, rap, red cent, regalia, rhinestone, ring, rivet, rose, row of pins, rowlock, rush, scarf, school ring, scissor-legs, screw, sea cock, sew, shamrock, shank, shin, shit, sigillography, skewer, skull and crossbones, snap, sneeshing, sou, sphragistics, spigot, spike, spile, spill, spindle, staff, staple, stems, stick, stickpin, stitch, stone, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, straw, stumps, swastika, swivel, tack, tap, tarsus, tartan, thistle, tiara, tie, toggle, torque, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, trotters, trunnion, tuppence, two cents, twopence, uniform, valve, verge, wampum, wand, wedge, whim-wham, wristband, wristlet, zipper


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