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pigpen a yard or cage where pigs are kept.
pigsty an enclosed area or cage where pigs are kept; pigpen. [2 definitions]
pigtail a braid of hair that hangs from the head.
pike1 a fish that lives in fresh water and has a long, flat snout. Pike are used for food or sport.
pile1 a number of things on top of each other; heap; stack. [6 definitions]
pile2 a large post of steel, wood, or concrete that is forced or pounded into the ground to support something. Piles are used to hold up bridges, walls, buildings, and other structures.
pile3 the thick, soft fiber on the surface of a rug or a piece of cloth. Pile is made of loops of yarn or other material that are sometimes cut.
pilgrim someone who takes a trip to a holy place for a religious purpose. [2 definitions]
Pilipino the native language of the Philippines, and one of the two official languages spoken there. The other official language is English. Pilipino is also called "Filipino."
pill a small tablet of medicine that is taken by mouth.
pillar a tall column shaped like a cylinder that is used to support a structure or to serve as a decoration or monument.
pill bug a small animal that resembles an insect, but with more legs. Pill bugs have segmented bodies that they can curl into a ball.
pillory a wooden structure that had holes for holding a person's head and hands. Pillories were used in early America to punish people who had broken the law by having them displayed in this way and be laughed at by the public.
pillow a soft pad filled with stuffing and used for resting the head on while sleeping.
pillowcase a cloth cover for a pillow that can be removed for cleaning.
pilot the operator of an aircraft. [3 definitions]
pimple a small, painful swelling of the skin that is filled with pus.
pin 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. [6 definitions]
pinafore the British word for a sleeveless dress worn over a blouse or shirt. Pinafore has the same meaning as jumper.
pinball machine a game machine played by using levers to drive a metal ball up a slanted surface. The object is to keep the ball in play to score points by hitting particular bars and pins.
pinch to press hard between two surfaces, such as the finger and thumb. [7 definitions]