[pin-yuh n] /ˈpɪn yən/
the distal or terminal segment of the wing of a bird consisting of the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges.
the wing of a bird.
the flight feathers collectively.
verb (used with object)
to cut off the pinion of (a wing) or bind (the wings), as in order to prevent a bird from flying.
to disable or restrain (a bird) in such a manner.
to bind (a person’s arms or hands) so they cannot be used.
to disable (someone) in such a manner; shackle.
to bind or hold fast, as to a thing:
to be pinioned to one’s bad habits.
(mainly poetic) a bird’s wing
the part of a bird’s wing including the flight feathers
to hold or bind (the arms) of (a person) so as to restrain or immobilize him
to confine or shackle
to make (a bird) incapable of flight by removing that part of (the wing) from which the flight feathers grow
a cogwheel that engages with a larger wheel or rack, which it drives or by which it is driven
“wing joint, segment of a bird’s wing,” mid-15c., from Old French pignon “wing-feather, wing, pinion” (c.1400), from Vulgar Latin *pinnionem (nominative *pinnio), augmentative of Latin pinna “wing” (see pin (n.)).
“small wheel with teeth to gear with a larger one” (as in rack and pinion), 1650s, from French pignon “pinion” (16c.), literally “gable,” from Old French pignon “pointed gable, summit,” from Vulgar Latin *pinnionem, augmentative of Latin pinna “battlement, pinnacle” (see pin (n.)).
“disable by binding the arms,” 1550s, older in English than literal sense “cut or bind the pinions (of a bird’s wing) to prevent flying” (1570s); from pinion (n.1). Related: Pinioned.
[pin-ahyt, pee-nahyt] /ˈpɪn aɪt, ˈpi naɪt/ noun 1. a micaceous mineral, similar in composition to muscovite, formed by chemical alteration of various other minerals. /ˈpɪnaɪt; ˈpaɪ-/ noun 1. a greyish-green or brown mineral containing amorphous aluminium and potassium sulphates
[pahy-ni-tawl, -tol, pin-i-] /ˈpaɪ nɪˌtɔl, -ˌtɒl, ˈpɪn ɪ-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, crystalline, inositol derivative, C 7 H 1 4 O 6 , obtained from the resin of the sugar pine.
- Pin joint
noun 1. a mechanical joint that will transmit axial load but will not transmit torque
[pingk] /pɪŋk/ noun 1. a color varying from light crimson to pale reddish purple. 2. any of several plants of the genus Dianthus, as the clove pink or carnation. Compare . 3. the flower of such a plant; carnation. 4. the highest form or degree; prime: a runner in the pink of condition. 5. Older […]