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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpinpin1 /pÉŖn/ ā—ā—ā— S3 noun [countable] šŸ”Š šŸ”Š 1 for joining/fasteningDH a) a short thin piece of metal with a sharp point at one end, used especially for fastening together pieces of cloth while making clothes b) a thin piece of metal used to fasten things together, especially broken bones2 jewelleryDCJ American English a piece of metal, sometimes containing jewels, that you fasten to your clothes to wear as a decoration syn brooch British English3 electricalTEE British English one of the pieces of metal that sticks out of an electric plug šŸ”Š a three-pin plug4 bowling.jpg bowlingDSO one of the bottle-shaped objects that you try to knock down in a game of bowling5 ā†’ you could hear a pin drop6 part of bomb a short piece of metal which you pull out of a hand grenade to make it explode a short time later7 golf a metal stick with a flag at the top which marks the holes on a golf course8 ā†’ for two pins Iā€™d ...9 ā†’ pins ā†’ drawing pin, pin money, pins and needles(1), rolling pin, safety pin
Examples from the Corpus
pinā€¢ After a skiing accident, Dan had a pin inserted in his wrist.ā€¢ Then it was belts, circle pins.ā€¢ The output enable pin of IC5 is controlled by the chip select line of the computer.ā€¢ Holding a rolling pin and determined to have the last laugh.ā€¢ Drape half of the dough over the rolling pin, then transfer to the pie pan.ā€¢ Included in the pack are 20 specially tempered steel pins, 20 plastic caps, and a driving device.ā€¢ Loose chips will snap into place and you will hear a cracking sound as the pins are pushed deeper into the socket.ā€¢ But I busted the ball right in the middle of the green, maybe twenty feet past the pin.ā€¢ Edward Cody, a World Civilization teacher, kept a map of the world with pins marking his students' birthplaces.