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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pin /ˈpɪn/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 插針 插腳

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin v. t. Metal Working To peen.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin, n.
 1. 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.
 With pins of adamant
 And chains they made all fast.   --Milton.
 2. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.
 3. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
    He . . . did not care a pin for her.   --Spectator.
 4. That which resembles a pin in its form or use; as: (a) A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings. (b) A linchpin. (c) A rolling-pin. (d) A clothespin. (e) Mach. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal. See Illust. of Knuckle joint, under Knuckle. (f) Joinery The tenon of a dovetail joint.
 5. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.
 6. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center. [Obs.] “The very pin of his heart cleft.”
 7. Mood; humor. [Obs.] “In merry pin.”
 8. Med. Caligo. See Caligo.
 9. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
 10. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins. [Slang]
 Banking pin Horol., a pin against which a lever strikes, to limit its motion.
 Pin drill Mech., a drill with a central pin or projection to enter a hole, for enlarging the hole, or for sinking a recess for the head of a bolt, etc.; a counterbore.
 Pin grass. Bot. See Alfilaria.
 Pin hole, a small hole made by a pin; hence, any very small aperture or perforation.
 Pin lock, a lock having a cylindrical bolt; a lock in which pins, arranged by the key, are used instead of tumblers.
 Pin money, an allowance of money, as that made by a husband to his wife, for private and personal expenditure.
 Pin rail Naut., a rail, usually within the bulwarks, to hold belaying pins. Sometimes applied to the fife rail. Called also pin rack.
 Pin wheel. (a) A contrate wheel in which the cogs are cylindrical pins. (b) Fireworks A small coil which revolves on a common pin and makes a wheel of yellow or colored fire.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin v. t.  To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pin v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinned p. pr. & vb. n. Pinning.]  To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together. “As if she would pin her to her heart.”
 To pin one's faith upon, to depend upon; to trust to.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
      2: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat [syn: fall]
      3: small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or
         define locations etc. [syn: peg]
      4: a number you choose and use to gain access to various
         accounts [syn: personal identification number, PIN
      5: informal terms of the leg; "fever left him weak on his
         sticks" [syn: peg, stick]
      6: axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something
         that turns [syn: pivot]
      7: 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
      8: flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf
         green [syn: flag]
      9: a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used
         to support or fasten or attach things
      10: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the
          oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing [syn: peg,
           thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]
      11: a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in
          groups as a target [syn: bowling pin]
      v 1: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned
           under the fallen tree" [syn: trap, immobilize, immobilise]
      2: attach or fasten with pins [ant: unpin]
      3: pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
      4: immobilize a piece
      [also: pinning, pinned]