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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.
The sewing kit holds both pins and needles.
 
similar words:
staple, tack
definition 2: something that fastens to clothing by using such a pointed piece of wire.
a diaper pinThat's a pretty pin you're wearing.
 
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.
Carlos knocked down nine pins with his first try at bowling.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: pins, pinning, pinned
definition 1: to cause to hold together using a pin or 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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