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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 ?
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 pintles carried away, and it dropped off at last.
56mm ammo container bracket, a travel lock arm, and a standard small tapered pintle to integrate with the standard vehicle pintle adaptors.
If your mounts have already been modified, they will have a hole drilled next to the pintle.
KERRIN McEVOY has been making steady inroads outside the confines of his second retainer to the Godolphin team since his arrival this spring and made it two wins from two rides on Pintle when taking the featured seven-furlong handicap.
Kerrin McEvoy excelled on Pintle in the fillies' handicap, although he admitted he had to tear up orders on the 16-1 chance in making all to back up his first winner at the track the previous evening.
The work on Wadenhoe Lock includes an engineering inspection of its chamber, replacement of the mitre gate pintle pins, cups and paddle gates, replacement of the vertical shaft and top bevel gears, replacement of the bearings on the horizontal shaft, repairs to the ladders and guillotine gate wheel tracks, an overhaul of the guillotine gate drive gear, and re-painting.
For use in a variety of applications, the trailers can be equipped with either a pin and clevis tongue and hitch, or ring tongue and pintle hitch.
He welded the front axle and wheels off an old Ford F-700 dump truck onto one end and an old pintle hitch ring to the other.
The base model features heavy-duty 3,500-pound Timbren axleless suspension, disc brakes, powder-coated steel sidewalls, adjustable tie-down points, forward cargo rack, premium off-road tires, rear receiver, locking tailgate, LED lights, an automotive grade harness, and a pintle hitch.
A conical point mounted to each pintle is the mechanism for engaging the object with the shaft.