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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pin  \Pin\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Pinned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Pinning}.]  [See  {Pin},  n.] 
  To  fasten  with  or  as  with  a  pin;  to  join  as  to  pin  a 
  garment;  to  pin  boards  together.  ``As  if  she  would  pin  her  to 
  her  heart.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  pin  one's  faith  upon},  to  depend  upon  to  trust  to 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pin  \Pin\,  v.  t.  (Metal  Working) 
  To  peen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pin  \Pin\,  v.  t.  [Cf.  {Pen}  to  confine,  or  {Pinfold}.] 
  To  inclose;  to  confine;  to  pen;  to  pound. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pin  \Pin\,  n.  [OE.  pinne,  AS  pinn  a  pin,  peg;  cf  D.  pin,  G. 
  pinne,  Icel.  pinni,  W.  pin,  Gael.  &  Ir  pinne;  all  fr  L. 
  pinna  a  pinnacle,  pin,  feather,  perhaps  orig.  a  different 
  word  from  pinna  feather.  Cf  {Fin}  of  a  fish,  {Pen}  a 
  feather.] 
  1.  A  piece  of  wood,  metal,  etc.,  generally  cylindrical,  used 
  for  fastening  separate  articles  together,  or  as  a  support 
  by  which  one  article  may  be  suspended  from  another;  a  peg; 
  a  bolt. 
 
  With  pins  of  adamant  And  chains  they  made  all  fast 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Especially,  a  small  pointed  and  headed  piece  of  brass  or 
  other  wire  (commonly  tinned),  largely  used  for  fastening 
  clothes,  attaching  papers,  etc 
 
  3.  Hence  a  thing  of  small  value;  a  trifle. 
 
  He  .  .  .  did  not  care  a  pin  for  her  --Spectator. 
 
  4.  That  which  resembles  a  pin  in  its  form  or  use  as: 
  a  A  peg  in  musical  instruments,  for  increasing  or 
  relaxing  the  tension  of  the  strings. 
  b  A  linchpin. 
  c  A  rolling-pin. 
  d  A  clothespin. 
  e  (Mach.)  A  short  shaft,  sometimes  forming  a  bolt,  a 
  part  of  which  serves  as  a  journal.  See  Illust.  of 
  {Knuckle  joint},  under  {Knuckle}. 
  f  (Joinery)  The  tenon  of  a  dovetail  joint. 
 
  5.  One  of  a  row  of  pegs  in  the  side  of  an  ancient  drinking 
  cup  to  mark  how  much  each  man  should  drink. 
 
  6.  The  bull's  eye,  or  center,  of  a  target;  hence  the  center. 
  [Obs.]  ``The  very  pin  of  his  heart  cleft.''  --Shak. 
 
  7.  Mood;  humor.  [Obs.]  ``In  merry  pin.''  --Cowper. 
 
  8.  (Med.)  Caligo.  See  {Caligo}.  --Shak. 
 
  9.  An  ornament,  as  a  brooch  or  badge,  fastened  to  the 
  clothing  by  a  pin;  as  a  Masonic  pin. 
 
  10.  The  leg;  as  to  knock  one  off  his  pins.  [Slang] 
 
  {Banking  pin}  (Horol.),  a  pin  against  which  a  lever  strikes, 
  to  limit  its  motion. 
 
  {Pin  drill}  (Mech.),  a  drill  with  a  central  pin  or  projection 
  to  enter  a  hole,  for  enlarging  the  hole,  or  for  sinking  a 
  recess  for  the  head  of  a  bolt,  etc.;  a  counterbore. 
 
  {Pin  grass}.  (Bot.)  See  {Alfilaria}. 
 
  {Pin  hole},  a  small  hole  made  by  a  pin;  hence  any  very  small 
  aperture  or  perforation. 
 
  {Pin  lock},  a  lock  having  a  cylindrical  bolt;  a  lock  in  which 
  pins,  arranged  by  the  key,  are  used  instead  of  tumblers. 
 
 
  {Pin  money},  an  allowance  of  money,  as  that  made  by  a  husband 
  to  his  wife,  for  private  and  personal  expenditure. 
 
  {Pin  rail}  (Naut.),  a  rail,  usually  within  the  bulwarks,  to 
  hold  belaying  pins.  Sometimes  applied  to  the  {fife  rail}. 
  Called  also  {pin  rack}. 
 
  {Pin  wheel}. 
  a  A  contrate  wheel  in  which  the  cogs  are  cylindrical 
  pins. 
  b  (Fireworks)  A  small  coil  which  revolves  on  a  common 
  pin  and  makes  a  wheel  of  yellow  or  colored  fire. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pin 
  n  1:  a  piece  of  jewelry  that  is  pinned  onto  the  wearer's  garment 
  2:  when  a  wrestler's  shoulders  are  forced  to  the  mat  [syn:  {fall}] 
  3:  small  markers  inserted  into  a  surface  to  mark  scores  or 
  define  locations  etc  [syn:  {peg}] 
  4:  informal  terms  of  the  leg;  "fever  left  him  weak  on  his 
  sticks"  [syn:  {peg},  {stick}] 
  5:  a  short  shaft  that  supports  something  that  turns  [syn:  {pivot}] 
  6:  two-part  cylindrical  tumblers  held  in  place  by  springs;  when 
  they  are  aligned  with  a  key  the  bolt  can  be  thrown 
  7:  flagpole  used  to  mark  the  position  of  the  hole  on  a  golf 
  green  [syn:  {flag}] 
  8:  a  small  slender  (often  pointed)  piece  of  wood  or  metal  used 
  to  support  or  fasten  or  attach  things 
  9:  a  device  attached  to  the  gunwale  of  a  boat  that  holds  the 
  oar  in  place  and  acts  as  a  fulcrum  for  rowing  [syn:  {peg}, 
  {thole},  {tholepin},  {rowlock},  {oarlock}] 
  10:  a  club-shaped  wooden  object;  set  up  in  groups  as  a  target 
  [syn:  {bowling  pin}] 
  v  1:  attach  with  or  as  if  with  a  pin  [syn:  {pin  down},  {pin  up}] 
  2:  to  hold  fast  or  prevent  from  moving  "The  child  was  pinned 
  under  the  fallen  tree"  [syn:  {trap},  {immobilize}] 
  3:  attach  or  fasten  with  pins  [ant:  {unpin}] 
  4:  pierce  with  a  pin;  "pin  down  the  butterfly" 
  5:  immobilize  a  piece,  in  chess 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  PIN 
 
  {Personal  Identification  Number} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  PIN 
  Personal  Identification  Number  (banking,  ICC) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  PIN 
  Processor  Independent  Netware  (Novell,  HP  DEC,  Apple,  Sun) 
 
 




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