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Definition 1: wing of a bird - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for pinion in the sense of this definition

(pinion is a kind of ...) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

(... is part of pinion) warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings

Definition 2: any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for pinion in the sense of this definition

(pinion is a kind of ...) the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds

(... is a kind of pinion ) one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing

(... is a kind of pinion ) feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird

(... is part of pinion) a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)

Definition 3: a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack - [noun denoting artifact]

(pinion is a kind of ...) a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion

(... is a kind of pinion ) a small pinion having cylindrical bars instead of teeth, used chiefly in inexpensive clocks

Definition 4: cut the wings off (of birds) - [verb of change]

(pinion is a kind of ...) make unable to perform a certain action

"disable this command on your computer"

Definition 5: bind the arms of - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for pinion in the sense of this definition

(pinion is a kind of ...) to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement

"This holds the local until the express passengers change trains" "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

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