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English noun: pinion

1. pinion (artifact) a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack


Broader (hypernym)cogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel


Narrower (hyponym)lantern pinion, lantern wheel

2. pinion (animal) any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird


Synonymsflight feather, quill, quill feather


Broader (hypernym)feather, plumage, plume


Narrower (hyponym)primary, primary feather, primary quill, tail feather


Part meronymwing

3. pinion (animal) wing of a bird


Synonymspennon


Broader (hypernym)wing


Part meronymbird


English verb: pinion

1. pinion (contact) bind the arms of


ExamplesThey want to pinion the prisoners


Synonymsshackle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)confine, hold, restrain

2. pinion (change) cut the wings off (of birds)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)disable, disenable, incapacitate









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