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English noun: pin

1. pin (artifact) a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment

Broader (hypernym)jewellery, jewelry

Narrower (hyponym)breastpin, broach, brooch, scarfpin, scatter pin, stickpin, tie tack, tiepin

2. pin (event) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat


Broader (hypernym)triumph, victory

Narrower (hyponym)takedown

Part meronymwrestling match

3. pin (communication) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.


Broader (hypernym)mark, marker, marking

4. PIN (communication) a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

Synonymspersonal identification number, PIN number

Broader (hypernym)identification number, number

5. pin (body) informal terms for the leg

SamplesFever left him weak on his sticks.

Synonymspeg, stick

Broader (hypernym)leg

6. pin (artifact) axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns


Broader (hypernym)axis, axis of rotation

Narrower (hyponym)fulcrum, pintle

7. pin (artifact) 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

Synonymspin tumbler

Broader (hypernym)tumbler

Part meronymcylinder lock

8. pin (artifact) flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green


Broader (hypernym)golf equipment

9. pin (artifact) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

Broader (hypernym)fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Narrower (hyponym)barrette, bitt pin, gudgeon pin, hairpin, hatpin, linchpin, lynchpin, nog, peg, rivet, safety pin, skewer, straight pin, wrist pin

Part holonymhead, pinhead, point, shank, stem

10. pin (artifact) a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Synonymsoarlock, peg, rowlock, thole, tholepin

Broader (hypernym)holder

Part meronymdinghy, dory, rowboat

11. pin (artifact) a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target

Synonymsbowling pin

Broader (hypernym)bowling equipment

Narrower (hyponym)candlepin, duckpin, headpin, kingpin, ninepin, skittle, skittle pin, tenpin

English verb: pin

1. pin (contact) to hold fast or prevent from moving

SamplesThe child was pinned under the fallen tree.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to pin his opponent

Synonymsimmobilise, immobilize, trap

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

2. pin (contact) attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins

SamplesPin the needle to the shirt.
Pin the blame on the innocent man.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure


3. pin (contact) pierce with a pin

SamplesPin down the butterfly.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)empale, impale, spike, transfix

Narrower (hyponym)skewer, spit

4. pin (competition) immobilize a piece

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)aggress, attack

Domain categorychess, chess game

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