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British pronunciation/pˈɪn/
American pronunciation/ˈpɪn/
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a small, decorative item designed to be attached to clothing

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pin definition and meaning

What is a "pin"?

A pin is a small piece of jewelry that is usually worn on clothing or accessories. It consists of a decorative element, such as a bead, gemstone, or design, attached to a pin or clasp that can be fastened to fabric. Pins come in many different shapes and sizes, ranging from simple and understated to ornate and extravagant. They can be worn as a subtle accent to an outfit or as a statement piece that draws attention to the wearer. Pins can be made from a variety of materials, including precious metals like gold and silver, as well as non-precious metals, plastic, and other materials. They are often used to accessorize formal attire or to add a touch of personality to everyday outfits.

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a slender, elongated object typically made of metal, that has a sharp point at one end and a flat or rounded head at the other

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What is a "pin"?

A pin is a small, slender, pointed object used in sewing and other crafts to hold fabric pieces together temporarily. Pins are typically made of metal, with a sharp point at one end and a flat or rounded head at the other. They can be straight or curved, with some designs featuring a ball or pearl head for decorative purposes. Pins are an essential tool in garment construction, allowing fabric pieces to be held together while being sewn without shifting or moving out of place. They are also commonly used in pattern-making and quilting. Pins must be handled with care to avoid injury, and some sewers prefer to use alternative methods such as clips or adhesive tape to hold fabric pieces together to reduce the risk of pricking themselves or damaging their fabric.

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axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

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a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

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a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target

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flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green

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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

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informal terms for the leg

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small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

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when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

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a tactical maneuver where a piece is attacked and unable to move without exposing a more valuable piece behind it to capture

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to attach by using small pointed objects, often with a round head

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to restrain or hold someone in a fixed position, preventing movement or escape

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to immobilize an opponent's piece by placing a piece of higher value directly behind it

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I had pins and needles in the tips of my fingers.
The rolling ball moved steadily down the alley towards the pins.
To release air, he pricked the balloon with a pin.
She is on pins and needles as she awaits the arrival of her job interview invitation.
We were on pins and needles while waiting for the decision on our loan application.
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