"pins" in the noun sense
a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
2. fall, pin
when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
3. peg, pin
small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
4. personal identification number, PIN, PIN number
a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
5. pin, peg, stick
informal terms for the leg
"fever left him weak on his sticks"
6. pivot, pin
axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
7. pin, pin tumbler
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
8. pin, flag
flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
10. peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock
a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
11. bowling pin, pin
a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
"pins" in the verb sense
1. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise
to hold fast or prevent from moving
"The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
attach or fasten with pins
"pin the needle to the shirt"
pierce with a pin
"pin down the butterfly"
chess) immobilize a piece
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