Adjective "pin" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end and a round head at the other, used for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc.
  1. 'Use a pin to push the paper bits gently back into place so they're hidden by the stitches.'
  2. 'Although the plastic pinned poppies are less dangerous, they often require metal pins to keep them in place.'
  3. 'Insert map pins, metal tacks, and pushpins with plastic heads to create dots, stripes, and hearts.'
  4. 'I have made the universe out of paper and pencil and pins.'
  5. 'Documents are copied with carbon paper and then held together by straight pins.'
  6. 'The pushpin color photograms are created by placing the pins directly into the photographic paper surface in the color darkroom.'
  7. 'To adjust the fit, stick the tapes on the underneath side to the front of the nappy or use grips or pins to fasten a cloth nappy.'
  8. 'At the age of 14 he became interested in curves he could draw using a pen held by thread looped round pins.'
  9. 'She said today's nappies were a far cry from the terry towelling nappies boiling on a stove and the need to juggle metal pins.'
  10. 'Make sure there are places your dog can get stuck in or fall from and there is no sharp objects like nails or pins laying around.'
  11. 'Prison Service Orders say staff should not wear unauthorised badges or pins, and whatever the reasons for wearing it, the badge concerned could be misconstrued.'
  12. 'The class also received public relations catalyst lapel pins.'
  13. 'As a material it was used for making a wide variety of objects but was especially common for jewellery such as brooches, buckles, belt ends, dress pins and rings.'
  14. 'Van Dyke chuckles and asks if we might like to take some lapel pins home with us.'
  15. 'We also add jewelry, from rings and bracelets to pins and neckwear.'
  16. 'He also had pins and badges of all the bands Tina had mentioned, plus a couple of more.'
  17. 'Her work includes headpieces, necklaces, rings and pins.'
  18. 'Rings, bangles, ear-rings, and nose pins are among the Vivah collection.'
  19. 'Due to the small size, we related the netsuke to our Western-style jewelry of pendants and pins.'
  20. 'There are angel bookends, guardian angel lapel pins and ceramic candle-holder angels.'
  21. 'Surgeons at St James's Hospital in Leeds, where she was treated, thought she may lose her legs but managed to save them with a variety of metal implants, screws, plates and pins.'
  22. 'His knee will now be held together by metal pins.'
  23. 'The woman next to me was in an accident and had metal pins surgically planted into her back for reconstruction.'
  24. 'Orr simply walked across the sand, clambered on to one of the tanks, ‘popped’ the pins on his hand grenades and moved over the edge of the hatch.'
  25. 'I woke the other day with this quote floating around in my head ‘When you remove the pin, Mr. Hand Grenade is no longer your friend.’'
  26. 'Tuck the ends of your hair under the knot and secure with a bobby pin.'
A metal projection from a plug or an integrated circuit which makes an electrical connection with a socket or another part of a circuit.
  1. 'One of the sockets is only 2 pins, and this is for a ‘Fan Only’ cable.'
  2. 'These pins plug into the circuit board of the product for which the chip is intended.'
  3. 'Next to each power input for each port there is an output, again of the 3 pin connector type.'
  4. 'The pins in the power cable female connector are not springy enough, and fail to make good contact with the pin in the plug in the appliance.'
  5. 'The PCI connector includes voltage I / O pins for supplying power to the I / O buffers.'
  6. 'However, the publicity blurb does make clear that Malaysia has three pin electric plugs at 240 volts which is more than Thailand can claim.'
  7. 'It is an 80 pin connector that is designed for drives that plug into a SCSI backplane.'
  8. 'In between the molex convertor and the 3 pin power connector is where the speed controller fits in.'
  9. 'The position of these upper pins keeps the plug from turning - the pins bind the plug to the housing.'
  10. 'Luckily for me I had a three pin connector around from a much older case and was able to make my own adaptor.'
  11. 'The cartridge cover also supplies key features that aid in alignment of the pins and a socket.'
A stick with a flag placed in a hole to mark its position.
  1. 'Can you imagine wanting to play golf without greens, targets, pins, or holes.'
  2. 'And as Fred and his three colleagues approached the green, the wind again took hold to blow the flag pin - and the four watched amazed as the ball plopped into the hole.'
A skittle in bowling.
  1. 'A'senti created a very large ball of electricity and sent it over to a throng of guards, laughing as they were knocked down unconscious like bowling pins.'
  2. 'The Crown suggested it made no sense for Willis, armed only with a bowling pin, to challenge a man with a gun.'
  3. 'I flew across the country with a bowling pin in my carry on luggage.'
  4. 'You know what this is like, when you're doing you're best material and all you can hear is the sound of bowling pins being knocked over.'
  5. 'Olivia moved to Azure as Akamaru was about to take the bowling pin and smack Olivia's bowling ball, but lost balance and fell on his face.'
  6. 'He was unable to convert the spare and found himself down by 22 pins after the 1st frame.'
  7. 'Marvin runs, slipping on a banana peel, crashing into a mound of stacked bowling pins.'
  8. 'She throws a Brunswick Arc but is looking for something reactive, a ball that goes long and hits hard at the pins.'
  9. 'They have 6 Mexican boys working for the YMCA bowling alley setting pins.'
  10. 'Glass threw a strike on his first ball in the 10th frame and needed only eight pins to take home the trophy.'
A person's legs.
  1. 'If my auld pins were half a century or so younger, I'd give it a go meself.'
  2. 'For those with THE perfect pins, hemlines from micro short and slim fitting will suit individual tastes.'
An attack on a piece or pawn which is thereby pinned.
  1. 'In order to differentiate between the White and Black pieces, the Black ones have small pins or pips on the top.'
  2. 'Black still has the pin against the undefended rook on h1, so it becomes a question of whether Black can defend his knight more times than White can attack it.'
A half-firkin cask for beer.


    Attach or fasten with a pin or pins.
    1. 'her hair was pinned back'
    2. 'Tom Crute's ‘Corporate Death Star’ was pinned up near the ceiling and above other works.'
    3. 'A bloodstained note left by the couple, which suggested they might be planning to kill themselves, was found pinned to a fence nearby.'
    4. 'One of the Red Soldiers turned me and pinned a beautiful shining badge onto my left chest.'
    5. 'In recent years, signs had been pinned to trees saying ‘No Permissive Footpath Exists’, he claimed.'
    6. 'Attach and pin the pre-curled hair wefts around the base of the ponytail anchoring to the previously placed bobby pins.'
    7. 'Under sunny skies, Chirac pinned Legion of Honour medals on 14 veterans in the pomp-filled ceremony at Arromanches.'
    8. 'She also comments on the amount of pornographic material that was pinned up on inmate's walls, despite the prison having a policy banning it.'
    9. 'ON a recent visit to our daughter in London, she brought home the following which had been pinned on the staff notice board by the head teacher.'
    10. 'Beau studied the handsome silver badge that was pinned inside, and his eyebrows rose.'
    Hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move.
    1. 'Richards pinned him down until the police arrived'
    2. 'At hare coursing meetings all over Ireland, hares are still capable of being pinned down, injured and killed by muzzled dogs.'
    3. 'The child was pinned against a wall by the bike as its rider was thrown into the road at Stoneclough village, near Bolton.'
    4. 'Within five moves she was pinned and his blade pressed to her white throat.'
    5. 'I tried to ward him off with my arms but I was pinned against the fence.'
    6. 'One pinned the 36-year-old down as the other repeatedly stamped on his leg, York Crown Court heard yesterday.'
    7. 'He rushed forward, ramming his forearm against her collarbone, so that she was pinned against the wall.'
    8. 'For the second time in ten minutes I was pinned against a wall.'
    9. 'Inside a small apartment, Adam was pinned against the door with a hand across his mouth.'
    10. 'He groaned and this time, turned me around so that I was pinned against the wall.'
    11. 'She wasn't as fast as she thought she was, however, and she made it only two steps before she was pinned against the wall of the stable.'
    Hinder or prevent (a piece or pawn) from moving because of the danger to a more valuable piece standing behind it along the line of an attack.
    1. 'White Bishop on e2 is pinned to the White King.'


    An identifying number allocated to an individual by a bank or other organization and used for validating electronic transactions.

      More definitions

      1. a small, slender, often pointed piece of wood, metal, etc., used to fasten, support, or attach things.

      2. a short, slender piece of wire with a point at one end and a head at the other, for fastening things together.

      3. any of various forms of fasteners or ornaments consisting essentially or partly of a pointed or penetrating wire or shaft (often used in combination): a jeweled pin.

      4. a badge having a pointed bar or pin attached, by which it is fastened to the clothing: a fratern

      More examples(as adjective)

      "wills can be pin."

      "polices can be pin."


      1970s: short for personal identification number.


      pin someone down
      pin something down
      pin something on