any minute puncture made by a or the like.
a negligible irritation or annoyance.
a slight puncture made by or as if by a pin
a small irritation
(transitive) to puncture with or as if with a pin
also pin-prick, 1851, from pin (n.) + prick (n.). Used figuratively of petty irritations from 1885. Earlier pin’s prick (1825).
noun 1. Theater. a rail on a fly gallery, wall, etc., holding two rows of pins or cleats for securing lines attached to scenery. 2. Nautical. a strong rail at the side of the deck of a vessel, for holding the pins to which some of the running rigging is belayed. noun 1. (nautical) a […]
[pinz] /pɪnz/ noun 1. a person of less than 16 years of age placed under the jurisdiction of a juvenile court because of habitual disobedience, intractability, or antisocial but noncriminal behavior. [pin] /pɪn/ noun 1. a small, slender, often pointed piece of wood, metal, etc., used to fasten, support, or attach things. 2. a short, […]
noun 1. a tingly, prickly sensation in a limb that is recovering from numbness. Idioms 2. on pins and needles, in a state of nervous anticipation: The father-to-be was on pins and needles. noun (functioning as sing) (informal) 1. a tingling sensation in the fingers, toes, legs, etc, caused by the return of normal blood […]
[pin-sher] /ˈpɪn ʃər/ noun 1. one of a group of related dogs including the Doberman pinscher, miniature pinscher, and affenpinscher. n. 1926, from German Pinscher, also Pinsch, probably from English pinch, in reference to its “clipped” ears.