- To peen.
- To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
- A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for
fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one
article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt.
- Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or
other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes,
attaching papers, etc.
- Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
- That which resembles a pin in its form or use
- A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the
tension of the strings.
- A linchpin.
- A rolling-pin.
- A clothespin.
- A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which
serves as a journal.
- The tenon of a dovetail joint.
- One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to
mark how much each man should drink.
- The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
- Mood; humor.
- Caligo. See Caligo.
- An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by
a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
- The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.
- To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a
garment; to pin boards together.