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pin

pin

 
 
pronunciation:
pIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small, stiff wire with a sharp point and usually a flat head. Pins are used to fasten or attach cloth, paper, or other materials.
similar words:
staple, tack
definition 2: a button, or piece of jewelry that fastens to clothing by using such a pointed piece of wire.
 
similar words:
brooch, safety pin
definition 3: a wooden or metal peg used for connecting or holding parts together.
On older bicycles, the pedal is held to the crank by a steel pin.
synonyms:
peg
similar words:
nail, rivet, tack
definition 4: any of the ten wooden clubs that are shaped like bottles at which the ball is rolled in bowling.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pinned, pinning, pins
definition 1: to hold together with pins.
She pinned together the pieces of the dress before she actually sewed them.
synonyms:
attach
similar words:
peg, pierce, rivet, tack
definition 2: to hold firmly, so as to prevent motion.
He pinned his brother to the ground.
similar words:
affix, fasten, fix, rivet, secure
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