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PIN

 (pĭn)
abbr.
personal identification number

pin

 (pĭn)
n.
1.
a. A short, straight, stiff piece of wire with a blunt head and a sharp point, used especially for fastening.
b. Something, such as a safety pin, that resembles such a piece of wire in shape or use.
c. A whit; a jot: didn't care a pin about the matter.
2. A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as:
a. A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
b. A peg for fixing the crown to the root of a tooth.
c. A cotter pin.
d. The part of a key stem entering a lock.
e. Music One of the pegs securing the strings and regulating their tension on a stringed instrument.
f. Nautical A belaying pin.
g. Nautical A thole pin.
3. An ornament fastened to clothing by means of a clasp.
4. A rolling pin.
5. Sports
a. One of the wooden clubs at which the ball is aimed in bowling.
b. A flagstick.
c. See fall.
6. pins Informal The legs: is steady on his pins.
7. Electronics A lead on a device that plugs into a socket to connect the device to a system.
8. Computers
a. Any of the pegs on the platen of a printer, which engage holes at the edges of paper.
b. Any of the styluses that form a dot matrix on a printer.
c. Any of the small metal prongs at the end of a connector that fit into the holes in a port.
tr.v. pinned, pin·ning, pins
1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a pin or pins.
2. To transfix.
3. To place in a position of trusting dependence: He pinned his faith on an absurdity.
4.
a. To hold fast; immobilize: He was pinned under the wreckage of the truck.
b. Sports To win a fall from in wrestling.
5. To give (a woman) a fraternity pin in token of attachment.
adj.
Having a grain suggestive of the heads of pins. Used of leather.
Phrasal Verbs:
pin down
1. To fix or establish clearly: She pinned down the cause of the accident.
2. To force (someone) to give firm opinions or precise information: The reporter pinned the governor down on the issue of taxes.
pin on
To attribute (a crime) to (someone): The murder was pinned on the wrong suspect.

[Middle English, from Old English pinn, perhaps from Latin pinna, feather; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pin

(pɪn)
n
1.
a. a short stiff straight piece of wire pointed at one end and either rounded or having a flattened head at the other: used mainly for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc, esp temporarily
b. (in combination): pinhole.
2. (Mechanical Engineering) short for cotter pin, hairpin, panel pin, rolling pin, safety pin
3. (Jewellery) an ornamental brooch, esp a narrow one
4. a badge worn fastened to the clothing by a pin
5. something of little or no importance (esp in the phrases not care or give a pin (for))
6. (Building) a peg or dowel
7. anything resembling a pin in shape, function, etc
8. (Bowls & Bowling) (in various bowling games) a usually club-shaped wooden object set up in groups as a target
9. (Military) Also called: cotter pin or safety pin a clip on a hand grenade that prevents its detonation until removed or released
10. (Nautical Terms) nautical
b. the axle of a sheave
c. the sliding closure for a shackle
11. (Music, other) music a metal tuning peg on a piano, the end of which is inserted into a detachable key by means of which it is turned
12. (Surgery) surgery a metal rod, esp of stainless steel, for holding together adjacent ends of fractured bones during healing
13. (Chess & Draughts) chess a position in which a piece is pinned against a more valuable piece or the king
14. (Golf) golf the flagpole marking the hole on a green
15. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. the cylindrical part of a key that enters a lock
b. the cylindrical part of a lock where this part of the key fits
16. (Wrestling) wrestling a position in which a person is held tight or immobile, esp with both shoulders touching the ground
17. (Building) a dovetail tenon used to make a dovetail joint
18. (Units) (in Britain) a miniature beer cask containing 4 gallons
19. (Anatomy) (usually plural) informal a leg
20. be put to the pin on one's collar Irish to be forced to make an extreme effort
vb (tr) , pins, pinning or pinned
21. to attach, hold, or fasten with or as if with a pin or pins
22. to transfix with a pin, spear, etc
23. (foll by on) informal to place (the blame for something): he pinned the charge on his accomplice.
24. (Chess & Draughts) chess to cause (an enemy piece) to be effectively immobilized by attacking it with a queen, rook, or bishop so that moving it would reveal a check or expose a more valuable piece to capture
25. (Building) Also: underpin to support (masonry), as by driving in wedges over a beam
[Old English pinn; related to Old High German pfinn, Old Norse pinni nail]

PIN

(pɪn)
n acronym for
(Banking & Finance) personal identification number: a number used by a holder of a cash card or credit card used in EFTPOS

pin

(pɪn)

n., v. pinned, pin•ning. n.
1. a small, slender, often pointed piece of metal, wood, etc., used as a fastener or support.
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, badges, or ornaments consisting essentially or partly of a penetrating wire or shaft (often used in combination): a fraternity pin; a tiepin.
4.
a. a short metal rod, as a linchpin, driven through holes in adjacent parts, as a hub and an axle, to keep the parts together.
b. a short cylindrical rod or tube, as a wrist pin or crankpin, joining two parts so as to permit them to move in one plane relative to each other.
5. the part of a cylindrical key stem entering a lock.
7. hairpin.
8. a peg, nail, or stud marking the center of a target.
9. any one of the rounded wooden clubs set up as the target in tenpins, ninepins, duckpins, etc.
10. Golf. the pole, with flag, which identifies a hole; flagstick.
11. Informal. a human leg.
13. Wrestling. a fall.
14. Naut. belaying pin.
15. a very small amount; a trifle.
16. a pin-shaped connection, as the terminals on the base of an electron tube or the connections on an integrated circuit.
v.t.
17. to fasten or attach with or as with a pin or pins.
18. to hold fast in a spot or position (sometimes fol. by down).
19. to give one's fraternity pin to (a young woman) as a pledge of one's attachment.
20. Wrestling. to secure a fall over one's opponent.
21. pin down, to force (someone) to deal with a situation or to come to a decision.
Idioms:
pin something on someone, Informal. to ascribe the blame or guilt for something to a person.
[before 1100; Middle English pinne, Old English pinn peg; c. Dutch pin, German Pinne, Old Norse pinni; perhaps < Latin pinna feather, quill]

PIN

(pɪn)

n.
an identification number assigned to an individual to gain access to a computer system via an automated-teller machine, a point-of-sale terminal, or other device.
[1980–85; p(ersonal)i(dentification)n(umber)]

pin


Past participle: pinned
Gerund: pinning

Imperative
pin
pin
Present
I pin
you pin
he/she/it pins
we pin
you pin
they pin
Preterite
I pinned
you pinned
he/she/it pinned
we pinned
you pinned
they pinned
Present Continuous
I am pinning
you are pinning
he/she/it is pinning
we are pinning
you are pinning
they are pinning
Present Perfect
I have pinned
you have pinned
he/she/it has pinned
we have pinned
you have pinned
they have pinned
Past Continuous
I was pinning
you were pinning
he/she/it was pinning
we were pinning
you were pinning
they were pinning
Past Perfect
I had pinned
you had pinned
he/she/it had pinned
we had pinned
you had pinned
they had pinned
Future
I will pin
you will pin
he/she/it will pin
we will pin
you will pin
they will pin
Future Perfect
I will have pinned
you will have pinned
he/she/it will have pinned
we will have pinned
you will have pinned
they will have pinned
Future Continuous
I will be pinning
you will be pinning
he/she/it will be pinning
we will be pinning
you will be pinning
they will be pinning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pinning
you have been pinning
he/she/it has been pinning
we have been pinning
you have been pinning
they have been pinning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pinning
you will have been pinning
he/she/it will have been pinning
we will have been pinning
you will have been pinning
they will have been pinning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pinning
you had been pinning
he/she/it had been pinning
we had been pinning
you had been pinning
they had been pinning
Conditional
I would pin
you would pin
he/she/it would pin
we would pin
you would pin
they would pin
Past Conditional
I would have pinned
you would have pinned
he/she/it would have pinned
we would have pinned
you would have pinned
they would have pinned

pin

Flagpole marking the hole on a green.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garmentpin - a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
breastpin, broach, brooch - a decorative pin worn by women
jewellery, jewelry - an adornment (as a bracelet or ring or necklace) made of precious metals and set with gems (or imitation gems)
scatter pin - small pin usually worn in groups of two or more
stickpin - a decorative pin that is worn in a necktie
scarfpin, tie tack, tiepin - a pin used to hold the tie in place
2.pin - when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
wrestling match - a match between wrestlers
takedown - (amateur wrestling) being brought to the mat from a standing position; "a takedown counts two points"
triumph, victory - a successful ending of a struggle or contest; "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"
3.pin - small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
4.pin - a number you choose and use to gain access to various accountsPIN - a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
identification number, number - a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification; "she refused to give them her Social Security number"
5.pin - informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
6.pin - axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
axis of rotation, axis - the center around which something rotates
fulcrum - the pivot about which a lever turns
pintle - a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
7.pin - cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
cylinder lock - a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
8.pin - flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
golf equipment - sports equipment used in playing golf
9.pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
barrette - a pin for holding women's hair in place
bitt pin - a pin through the bitthead to keep the mooring lines from slipping off
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
hairpin - a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
hatpin - a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair
head - a projection out from one end; "the head of the nail", "a pinhead is the head of a pin"
linchpin, lynchpin - pin inserted through an axletree to hold a wheel on
nog, peg - a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
pinhead - the head of a pin
point - sharp end; "he stuck the point of the knife into a tree"; "he broke the point of his pencil"
rivet - heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
safety pin - a pin in the form of a clasp; has a guard so the point of the pin will not stick the user
shank, stem - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
skewer - a long pin for holding meat in position while it is being roasted
straight pin - pin consisting of a short straight stiff piece of wire with a pointed end; used to fasten pieces of cloth or paper together
gudgeon pin, wrist pin - pin joining a piston to a connecting rod
10.pin - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowingpin - a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
dinghy, dory, rowboat - a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled
holder - a holding device; "a towel holder"; "a cigarette holder"; "an umbrella holder"
11.pin - a club-shaped wooden object used in bowlingpin - a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
bowling equipment - equipment used in bowling
candlepin - a bowling pin that is thin by comparison with a tenpin
duckpin - a bowling pin that is short and squat by comparison with a tenpin
headpin, kingpin - the front bowling pin in the triangular arrangement of ten pins
ninepin, skittle, skittle pin - a bowling pin of the type used in playing ninepins or (in England) skittles
tenpin - one of the bottle-shaped pins used in bowling
Verb1.pin - to hold fast or prevent from movingpin - to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"
2.pin - attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
unpin - remove the pins from; unfasten the pins of
3.pin - pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
empale, impale, spike, transfix - pierce with a sharp stake or point; "impale a shrimp on a skewer"
skewer, spit - drive a skewer through; "skewer the meat for the BBQ"
4.pin - immobilize a piece
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
aggress, attack - take the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"

pin

noun
1. tack, nail, needle, safety pin Use pins to keep the material in place as you work.
2. peg, rod, brace, bolt the steel pin holding his left leg together
verb
1. fasten, stick, attach, join, fix, secure, nail, clip, staple, tack, affix They pinned a notice to the door.
2. hold fast, hold down, press, restrain, constrain, immobilize, pinion I pinned him against the wall.
pin someone down
1. force, pressure, compel, put pressure on, pressurize, nail someone down, make someone commit themselves She couldn't pin him down to a decision.
2. trap, corner, confine, close in on, pen in, hem in, shut in The rebels have pinned down government forces.
pin something down
1. determine, identify, locate, name, specify, designate, pinpoint, home in on It has taken until now to pin down its exact location.
2. trap, confine, constrain, bind, squash, tie down, nail down, immobilize The wreckage of the cockpit had pinned down my legs.
Related words
fear enetephobia
Translations
دَبّوسدَبُّوسدَبّوس شَعْر أو زينَهرَقَمُ التَّعْريفُ الشَّخْصِيّيُدَبِّس
špendlíkjehlicePINpřitlačitsešpendlit
nålpinkodehæfteklemmeknappenål
keilanastanuppineulatappitunnusluku
iglaPINpribadača
gombostûmegtűztűz2: tűz
halda föstumhattprjónnnæla, festatítuprjónn
ピン暗証番号
PIN
acus
dilgsėjimaspagalvėlė segtukamspatraukli mergaitėprismeigtiprispausti
kniepadatanospiestnozīmītepiespiestpiespraude
prišpendlíkovaťšpendlík
bucikapribitipripetipritisnitispeti
käglakodnål
เข็มหมุดเลขรหัสลับส่วนตัว
toplu iğneyapıştırmakiğneiğnelemekkıpırdamaz hale sokmak
ghimmật khẩu

PIN

[pɪn] N ABBR =personal identification number PIN numberNPI m

pin

[pɪn]
A. N
1. (Sew) → alfiler m (also safety pin) → imperdible m, seguro m (CAm, Mex) (also hairpin) → horquilla f (also hatpin) → alfiler m (de sombrero); (= brooch) → alfiler m (also drawing pin) → chincheta f, chinche m or f (LAm) (also clothes pin) (US) → pinza f (de la ropa)
pins and needleshormigueo msing
to be on pins and needles (US) → estar hecho un manojo de nervios, estar en or sobre ascuas
you could have heard a pin dropse oía el vuelo de una mosca
like a new pin; as neat as a (new) pin (= clean) → como una patena, limpio como un espejo; (= tidy) → pulcro y muy ordenado
for two pins I'd knock his head offpor menos de nada le rompería la crisma
it doesn't matter two pins to me; I don't care two pinsme importa un rábano or comino
see also bobby pin, lapel, panel C
2. (Tech) [of metal] → clavija f; [of wood] → espiga f, clavija f; (= bolt) → perno m; (= cotter) → chaveta f
3. (Elec) [of plug] → polo m
three-pin plugclavija f de tres polos, clavija f tripolar
4. (Med) (in limb) → clavo m
5. (on grenade) → anilla f
6. (Bowls) → bolo m (Golf) → banderín m
7. pins (hum) (= legs) → patas fpl, bielas fpl
B. VT
1. [+ fabric, seam, hem] → prender or sujetar con alfileres
there was a note pinned on or to the doorhabía una nota clavada en la puerta
to pin a medal to sb's uniformprender una medalla al uniforme de algn
she had pinned her hair into a bunse había hecho un moño con horquillas
2. (Tech) (with bolt) → sujetar (con perno)
3. (fig) to pin one's hopes on sth/sbcifrar or depositar sus esperanzas en algo/algn
the Democrats are pinning their hopes on the next electionlos demócratas tienen cifradas sus esperanzas en las próximas elecciones
you can't pin the blame on meno podéis cargarme con la culpa
they're trying to pin the murder on ustratan de culparnos del asesinato
there was nothing they could pin on himno podían acusarlo or culparlo de nada
4. (= immobilize) two men pinned him to the floordos hombres lo sujetaron en el suelo
his arms were pinned to his sidesllevaba los brazos sujetos a los costados
they pinned me against the wallme sujetaron contra la pared
C. CPD pin money Ndinero m para gastos menores
pin table Nmillón m, flíper m
pin back VT + ADV [+ fabric] → doblar hacia atrás y sujetar con alfileres; [+ hair] → recogerse; [+ window, door] → sujetar (Med) [+ ears, skin] → operarse de
to pin one's ears backescuchar muy atento
pin down VT + ADV
1. (= fasten or hold down) → sujetar
he pinned me down by my wristsme sujetó por las muñecas
I was pinned down by a fallen treequedé atrapado bajo un árbol caído
2. (fig)
2.1. (= oblige to be specific) to pin sb downhacer que algn concrete
she is really hard to pin downes difícil hacerla concretar
the minister refused to be pinned down on the timing of the reformsel ministro no quiso comprometerse a dar fechas específicas para las reformas
you can't pin him down to a datees imposible lograr que nos dé una fecha concreta
2.2. (= identify) [+ problem] → identificar; [+ concept] → precisar, definir; [+ reason] → dar con; [+ date] → precisar
the idea is rather hard to pin downes un concepto difícil de precisar or definir
there's something wrong but I can't pin it downalgo va mal pero no sé exactamente qué
3. (Mil) [+ troops] → atrapar
our men were pinned down by artillery firenuestros hombres se vieron atrapados por fuego de artillería
pin on VT + ADVprender, poner
pin together VT + ADV [+ fabric pieces, papers] → sujetar, prender
pin up VT + ADV [+ notice] → poner, pegar; [+ clothing] → recoger con alfileres; (with safety pin) → recoger con imperdible; [+ hem] → sujetar con alfileres; [+ hair] → recoger (con horquilla)

PIN

[ˈpɪn] n abbr (=personal identification number) (also PIN number) → code m personnel

pin

[ˈpɪn]
n
(for fastening material or paper together)épingle f
you could have heard a pin drop → on aurait pu entendre une mouche voler
(British) (also drawing pin) → punaise f
(TECHNICAL) (to attach wood or metal)cheville f
[grenade] → goupille f
(MEDICINE)broche f
(British) (ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS) [plug] → broche f
a 3-pin plug → une prise à 3 broches
(US) (= brooch) → broche f
vt
(= attach with pins) [+ dress, hem] → épingler
to pin sth on sth → épingler qch sur qch
pinned to sth → épinglé(e) à qch
a white rose pinned to her blouse → une rose blanche épinglée à son chemisier
(with drawing pin)punaiser
Pin it on the back of the kitchen door → Punaise-le au dos de la porte de la cuisine.
[+ person] → clouer au sol
to pin sb against the wall (= hold) → plaquer qn contre le mur
to pin sb to the floor → clouer qn au sol
to pin sb to the ground → clouer qn au sol
to pin sb's arms to their side
He pinned the woman's arms to her side → Il plaqua les bras de la femme le long du corps.
pin back
vt sep [+ hair] → ramener en arrière
pin down
vt sep
(= trap) [person] → clouer au sol; [tree, boulder, car] → clouer au sol
I tried to get away but he pinned me down → J'essayais de me dégager mais il me clouait au sol.
the fallen tree held him pinned down → l'arbre abattu le maintenait cloué au sol
to be pinned down by enemy fire → être pris sous le feu de l'ennemi
(= force to be specific) → mettre au pied du mur
to pin sb down to sth (= force to agree to) → acculer qn à qch
She couldn't pin him down to a date → Elle n'a pas pu lui faire spécifier une date.
(= define clearly) → déterminer
I can only pin it down to between 1936 and 1942
BUT Je ne peux le situer qu'entre 1936 et 1942.
There's something strange here but I can't quite pin it down
BUT Il y a quelque chose d'étrange ici, mais je n'arrive pas exactement à savoir quoi.
to pin down the exact location of sth → déterminer l'emplacement exact de qch
pin on
vt sep
(= attach with a pin) [+ flower, medal] → épingler
The General pinned on the medals → Le général épinglait les médailles.
to pin sth on sb [+ crime] → mettre qch sur le dos de qn
You can't pin it on me → Vous ne pouvez pas me mettre ça sur le dos.
to pin the blame on sb → rejeter la faute sur qn
They tried to pin the blame on Wilson → Ils ont essayé de rejeter la faute sur Wilson.
to pin one's hopes on sb → placer ses espoirs en qn or dans qn
to pin one's hopes on sth → placer ses espoirs dans qch
pin together
vt sepépingler
pin up
vt sep [+ map, poster] → punaiser au mur

PIN

n abbr of personal identification numberPIN f; (also PIN number)PIN-Nummer f, → Geheimnummer f

pin

n
(Sew) → Stecknadel f; (= tie pin, hatpin, on brooch, hair pin)Nadel f; (Mech) → Bolzen m, → Stift m; (= small nail)Stift m; (in grenade) → Sicherungsstift m; (Med) → Stift m, → Nagel m; (Elec, of plug) → Pol m; (Comput) (on connector) → Pin m, → Kontaktstift m; (on printhead) → Nadel f; a two-pin plugein zweipoliger Stecker; pins and needles sing or plein Kribbeln nt; I’ve got pins and needles in my footmir ist der Fuß eingeschlafen; to be on pins and needleswie auf (glühenden) Kohlen sitzen; like a new pinblitzsauber, funkelnagelneu; neat as a (new) pinwie aus dem Ei gepellt; for two pins I’d pack up and go (inf)es fehlt nicht mehr viel, dann gehe ich; I don’t care a pin (dated inf)es ist mir völlig egal or schnuppe (inf); you could have heard a pin dropman hätte eine Stecknadel fallen hören können
(esp US) (= brooch)Brosche f, → Schmucknadel f; (= badge: also lapel pin, fraternity pin) → Anstecknadel f, → Abzeichen nt
(Golf) → Flaggenstock m; (Bowling) → Kegel m
pins pl (esp Brit inf: = legs) → Gestell nt (inf); he wasn’t very steady on his pinser war etwas wackelig auf den Beinen; to be quick on one’s pinsgut zu Fuß sein
vt
dressstecken; to pin something to somethingetw an etw (acc)heften; to pin papers togetherBlätter zusammenheften; the bone had to be pinned in placeder Knochen musste genagelt werden; she pinned her hair backsie hatte ihr Haar hinten zusammengesteckt
(fig) to pin somebody to the ground/against a walljdn an den Boden/an eine Wand pressen; to pin somebody’s arms to his sidejdm die Arme an den Körper pressen; to pin somebody’s arm behind his backjdm den Arm auf den Rücken drehen; to pin one’s hopes/faith on somebody/somethingseine Hoffnungen/sein Vertrauen auf jdn/etw setzen; you shouldn’t pin everything on one chanceSie sollten nicht alles auf eine Karte setzen; to pin back one’s earsdie Ohren spitzen (inf)
(inf: = accuse of) to pin something on somebodyjdm etw anhängen; to pin the blame (for something) on somebodyjdm die Schuld (→ an etw (dat)) → anhängen (inf)
(US inf) to be pinnedverlobt sein; to get pinnedsich verloben

pin

:
pin curl
nLöckchen nt
pincushion
nNadelkissen nt

pin

:
pinhead
n(Steck)nadelkopf m; (inf: = stupid person) → Holzkopf m (inf), → Strohkopf m (inf)
pinheaded
adj (inf)schwachköpfig (inf), → blöd(e) (inf)
pin holder
nBlumenigel m
pinhole
nLoch nt
pinhole camera
nLochkamera f, → Camera obscura f

pin

:
pinpoint
nPunkt m; the buildings were mere pins on the horizondie Gebäude zeichneten sich wie Stecknadelköpfe am Horizont ab; a pin of lightein Lichtpunkt m; pin bombingPunktzielbombardement nt
vt (= locate)genau an- or aufzeigen; (= define, identify)genau feststellen or -legen
pinprick
nNadelstich m; (fig)Kleinigkeit f
pin-sharp
adj photogestochen scharf
pinstripe
n (= stripe)Nadelstreifen m; (= cloth)Tuch ntmit Nadelstreifen; (= pinstripe suit)Nadelstreifenanzug m
pinstriped
adjNadelstreifen-; pin suitNadelstreifenanzug m

pin

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pin tuck
nBiese f
pin-up
n (= picture)Pin-up-Foto nt; (= woman)Pin-up-Girl nt; (= man)Idol nt
pin-up girl
nPin-up-Girl nt
pinwheel
n (= firework)Feuerrad nt; (US: = toy) → Windrädchen nt

pin

[pɪn]
1. n (gen, as ornament) → spillo; (safety pin) → spillo di sicurezza (Tech) → perno; (in grenade) → spoletta (Med) → chiodo (Elec) (of plug) → spinotto (Bowling) → birillo
as neat as a (new) pin (room) → lucido/a come uno specchio (person) → impeccabile
you could have heard a pin drop → non si sentiva volare una mosca
for two pins I'd have hit him! (fam) → per poco non l'avrei picchiato!
2. vt
a. (with drawing pin) → attaccare con una puntina; (sewing) → attaccare con gli spilli
b. (fig) to pin sb against a wallmettere qn con le spalle al muro
to pin sb's arms to his sides → immobilizzare le braccia di qn contro i fianchi
pin down vt + adv
a. (fasten or hold down) → immobilizzare
b. (fig) to pin sb down to a datefar fissare una data a qn
to pin sb down to their promise → costringere qn a mantenere una promessa
to pin sb down about his beliefs → far dire a qn quello che pensa
there's something strange here but I can't quite pin it down → c'è qualcosa di strano qua ma non riesco a capire cos'è
pin on
1. vt + prepattaccare con uno spillo ( or una puntina) a
to pin one's hopes on sth → riporre le proprie speranze in qc
to pin a crime on sb (fam) → addossare a qn la colpa di un delitto
2. vt + advattaccare con uno spillo ( or una puntina)
pin up vt + adv (notice) → attaccare (al muro) con una puntina; (hair) → appuntare con le forcine; (hem) → appuntare con gli spilli

pin

(pin) noun
1. a short, thin, pointed piece of metal used eg to hold pieces of fabric, paper etc together, especially when making clothes. The papers are fastened together by a pin.
2. a similar but more ornamental object. a hat-pin.
verbpast tense, past participle pinned
1. to fasten with a pin. She pinned the material together.
2. to hold by pressing against something. The fallen tree pinned him to the ground.
ˈpincushion noun
a small cushion or similar object into which pins are pushed for keeping.
ˈpinhole noun
a hole made by a pin. A pinhole camera does not need a lens.
ˈpinpoint verb
to place or show very exactly. He pinpointed the position on the map.
ˈpin-up noun
1. a picture of an attractive girl (or man), often pinned on a wall. He has dozens of pin-ups in his room; (also adjective) a pin-up girl.
2. the girl (or man). She's the favourite pin-up of the soldiers.
pin down
to make (someone) give a definite answer, statement, opinion or promise. I can't pin him down to a definite date for his arrival.
pins and needles
a tingling feeling in one's hands, arms, feet or legs. I've got pins and needles in my arm.

pin

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pin

n. clavo ortopédico, pieza de metal o hueso que se usa para unir partes de un hueso fracturado.

pin

n alfiler m; (ortho) clavo
References in classic literature ?
I shall have a new ribbon for my hair, and Marmee will lend me her little pearl pin, and my new slippers are lovely, and my gloves will do, though they aren't as nice as I'd like.
With a pin he mended the torn place and then arose and went on.
Under his coat he wore a knitted grey vest, and, instead of a collar, a silk scarf of a dark bronze-green, carefully crossed and held together by a red coral pin.
There was nothing subtle or hidden about her charms; her beauty was all there, flaming and apparent: the spun-gold hair that comb nor confining pin could restrain; the blue eyes that were like nothing but sapphires; two lips that pouted, that were so red one could only think of cherries or some other delicious crimson fruit in looking at them.
The hand of the banker went vaguely to his chin, and from there fell to his pearl pin, which he hastily covered.
Besides, in our day, the very A B C has become a science greatly too abstruse to be any longer taught by pointing a pin from letter to letter.
My insistence turned him from me and kept him once more at his window in a silence during which, between us, you might have heard a pin drop.
A belaying pin is found too large to be easily inserted into its hole: the carpenter claps it into one of his ever-ready vices, and straightway files it smaller.
said the old gentleman, taking the pin, with watery eyes, and a melancholy quiver in his voice.
It was a steel thing with a long pin to it, with which his long cloth outside gar- ment was fastened together in front.
Then they all stuck a pin in their fingers to get blood to sign with, and I made my mark on the paper.
The teacher, a grave, elderly man, interfered; then turned his back a moment and Tom pulled a boy's hair in the next bench, and was absorbed in his book when the boy turned around; stuck a pin in another boy, presently, in order to hear him say "Ouch