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Definition 1: a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things - [noun denoting artifact]

(pin is a kind of ...) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place

(... is a kind of pin ) a pin for holding women's hair in place

(... is a kind of pin ) pin consisting of a short straight stiff piece of wire with a pointed end; used to fasten pieces of cloth or paper together

(... is a kind of pin ) a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted

(... is a kind of pin ) a pin in the form of a clasp; has a guard so the point of the pin will not stick the user

(... is a kind of pin ) heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together

(... is a kind of pin ) pin joining a piston to a connecting rod

(... is a kind of pin ) a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface

(... is a kind of pin ) pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on

(... is a kind of pin ) a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair

(... is a kind of pin ) a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place

(... is a kind of pin ) a pin through the bitthead to keep the mooring lines from slipping off

(pin is a part of ...) sharp end

"he stuck the point of the knife into a tree" "he broke the point of his pencil"

(pin is a part of ...) a projection out from one end

"the head of the nail" "a pinhead is the head of a pin"

(pin is a part of ...) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something

(pin is a part of ...) the head of a pin

Definition 2: a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment - [noun denoting artifact]

(pin is a kind of ...) an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)

(... is a kind of pin ) a decorative pin worn by women

(... is a kind of pin ) small pin usually worn in groups of two or more

(... is a kind of pin ) a decorative pin that is worn in a necktie

(... is a kind of pin ) a pin used to hold the tie in place

Definition 3: axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pin is a kind of ...) the center around which something rotates

(... is a kind of pin ) the pivot about which a lever turns

(... is a kind of pin ) a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge

Definition 4: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pin is a kind of ...) a holding device

"a towel holder" "a cigarette holder" "an umbrella holder"

(... is part of pin) a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

Definition 5: a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pin is a kind of ...) equipment used in bowling

(... is a kind of pin ) a bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin

(... is a kind of pin ) a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpin

(... is a kind of pin ) the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins

(... is a kind of pin ) a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles

(... is a kind of pin ) one of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling

Definition 6: flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pin is a kind of ...) sports equipment used in playing golf

Definition 7: cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown - [noun denoting artifact]

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(pin is a kind of ...) a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown

(... is part of pin) a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate

Definition 8: informal terms for the leg - [noun denoting body]

Samples where pin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fever left him weak on his sticks

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(pin is a kind of ...) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

Definition 9: a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts - [noun denoting communication]

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(pin is a kind of ...) a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc.

"she refused to give them her Social Security number"

Definition 10: small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc. - [noun denoting communication]

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(pin is a kind of ...) a distinguishing symbol

"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

Definition 11: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat - [noun denoting event]

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(pin is a kind of ...) a successful ending of a struggle or contest

"a narrow victory" "the general always gets credit for his army's victory" "clinched a victory" "convincing victory" "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

(... is a kind of pin ) (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position

"a takedown counts two points"

(... is part of pin) a match between wrestlers

Definition 12: (chess) immobilize a piece - [verb of competition]

(pin is a kind of ...) take the initiative and go on the offensive

"The Serbs attacked the village at night" "The visiting team started to attack"

(pin belongs to category ...) a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king

Definition 13: attach or fasten with pins - [verb of contact]

Samples where pin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pin the needle to the shirt

(pin is a kind of ...) cause to be firmly attached

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

(... is a kind of pin ) ascribe blame or guilt for something to (someone)

"pin the blame on the innocent man"

Definition 14: pierce with a pin - [verb of contact]

Samples where pin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pin down the butterfly

(pin is a kind of ...) pierce with a sharp stake or point

"impale a shrimp on a skewer"

(... is a kind of pin ) drive a skewer through

"skewer the meat for the BBQ"

Definition 15: to hold fast or prevent from moving - [verb of contact]

Samples where pin or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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