pinning pinning  /ˈpɪ nɪŋ/


  1. (n) a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else; on college campuses it was once signaled by the giving of a fraternity pin
  2. (n) a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  3. (n) when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
  4. (n) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  5. (n) a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  6. (n) informal terms for the leg
  7. (n) axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
  8. (n) 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
  9. (n) flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green
  10. (n) a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
  11. (n) a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing
  12. (n) a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in triangular groups of ten as the target
  13. (v) to hold fast or prevent from moving
  14. (v) attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
  15. (v) pierce with a pin
  16. (v) immobilize a piece



  1. General Charles Krulak, the head of the Marine Corps, has been busy denouncing the brutal September 1991 blood-pinning ritual recently seen on television.
  2. Campaigns are hungry to win swing votes, but pinning them down isn't easy.
  3. Spearlike steel girders cascaded into the shattered trucks and cars, pinning people against the bank and the riverbed.


  1. Conn. woman accused of pinning ex-boyfriend to cinder-block wall with car, crushing him

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. †A Connecticut woman is accused of killing her former boyfriend by pinning him against a garage wall with a car and crushing him.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. BOCES Nursing Assistant Students Honored at Pinning Ceremony

    A pinning and recognition ceremony was held in early June to honor Career and Technical Education students completing the Nursing Assistant program at Oswego County BOCES. Continue reading ? The post BOCES Nursing Assistant Students Honored at Pinning Ceremony appeared first on Oswego County Today .
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Oswego County Today


    Edgecombe Community College associate degree nursing graduates participated in their pinning ceremony in May. From left, graduates are (front row) Elizabeth Robbins, Lindsay Barnes, Jennifer Cameron, Taylor Farmer, Ashleigh May, Allison Kirkpatrick, Lakeshia Cooper, (second row) Sharonda Nicholson-Bradley, Sarah Megan Brown, Eleanor Shearin, Courtney Briley, Ramsey Langley, Erica Lowery, Walena ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Daily Southerner


  1. Crennel said he didn't consider bringing in Quinn against a Ravens defense that was "pinning back its ears" in the second half and going after Anderson, who was sacked five times.
    on Sep 22, 2008 By: Romeo Crennel Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Giteau said the main difference between the Sydney win and the Auckland loss was New Zealand were far better under the high ball, and succeeded in "pinning us down in our own half : whereas last week we were able to turn those high kicks and...
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Matt Giteau Source: The Canberra Times

  3. "I'm just able to reap the benefits of everybody else's hard work; sacks are a team thing and lately I've just been the beneficiary," Kerney said. "It's been a great job by our coverage and by the defensive line pinning the guy in for me."
    on Nov 27, 2007 By: Patrick Kerney Source:

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