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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]
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]
pincushion a small padded cushion used to store pins and needles that are stuck into it.
pine1 an evergreen tree with cones and leaves shaped like needles. [2 definitions]
pineapple a large, juicy fruit, shaped like an egg, with sweet yellow flesh. The pineapple grows on a tropical plant. [2 definitions]
Ping-Pong the trademark name for the game of table tennis.
pink1 the color that comes from mixing white and red paint. [4 definitions]
pinkeye a condition of the inner part of the eyelids that causes red, sore eyes. Pinkeye is easily passed from one person to another.
pinniped a mammal with front and back limbs that look like fins. Pinnipeds have a round head and a round body that gets thinner towards the end. They spend much of their life in the ocean, but raise their young on land. Walruses, sea lions, and seals are kinds of pinnipeds.