(noun, verb)


1. a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment

Definition categories: man–made, jewellery, jewelry

2. when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Similar word(s): fall

Definition categories: event, triumph, victory

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

Similar word(s): peg

Definition categories: communication, mark, marker, marking

4. a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

Definition categories: communication, number

5. informal terms for the leg

Similar word(s): peg, stick

Definition categories: body, leg

6. axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

Similar word(s): pivot

Definition categories: man–made, axis

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

Definition categories: man–made, tumbler

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

Similar word(s): flag

Definition categories: man–made

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

Definition categories: man–made, fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

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

Similar word(s): oarlock, peg, rowlock, thole, tholepin

Definition categories: man–made, holder

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

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with pin as a noun:

- Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.

- I'm not so good on my pins these days.

- The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins.

- The shot landed right on the pin.


1. to hold fast or prevent from moving

- The child was pinned under the fallen tree

Similar word(s): immobilise, immobilize, trap

Definition categories: contact

2. attach or fasten with pins

- pin the needle to the shirt

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

3. pierce with a pin

- pin down the butterfly

Definition categories: contact, empale, impale, spike, transfix

4. (chess) immobilize a piece

Definition categories: competition, aggress, attack

Sentences with pin as a verb:

- to pin a window to the Taskbar