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1. A pin or a bolt on which another part pivots.
2. Nautical The pin on which a rudder turns.
3. The pin on which a gun carriage revolves.
4. A hook or a bolt on the rear of a towing vehicle for attaching a gun or trailer.

[Middle English pintel, penis, from Old English.]


1. (Mechanical Engineering) a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
2. (Automotive Engineering) the link bolt, hook, or pin on a vehicle's towing bracket
3. (Automotive Engineering) the needle or plunger of the injection valve of an oil engine
[Old English pintel penis]


(ˈpɪn tl)

a pin or bolt, esp. one on which something turns, as a hinge.
[before 1100; Middle English pintel penis, Old English; c. early Dan pintel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pintle - a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hingepintle - a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
flexible joint, hinge - a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
pivot, pin - axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
References in classic literature ?
The pintles carried away, and it dropped off at last.
Here he found that the rudder had been all but unshipped, probably as the vessel was lifted over the reef during the storm, but a single pintle remaining in its gudgeon.
The Fork Rhino is a device used to transform a fork lift into a versatile equipment handler capable of moving a variety of hitch equipment including ball hitches, goose necks and pintles.
The new investments allow us to expand our product lines in valves, sleeves, fittings, pintles, shafts, small gears and fasteners.
Of particular interest, however, is the age of their hinges and pintles (hanging pins), which we believe to be around 800 years old.
An interim solution for arming some CH-47Cs currently deployed in Afghanistan may be adopted, the qualification of the CH-47 package being considered quite simple, as the pintles are derivatives of existing ones.
Multi-position towing pintles front and rear (Tow pin diameter 50 mm nominal)