Synonyms of pin


1. pin, jewelry, jewellery

usage: a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment

2. fall, pin, victory, triumph

usage: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

3. peg, pin, marker, marking, mark

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

4. personal identification number, PIN, PIN number, number, identification number

usage: a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

5. pin, peg, stick, leg

usage: informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"

6. pivot, pin, axis, axis of rotation

usage: axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

7. pin, pin tumbler, tumbler

usage: 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. pin, flag, golf equipment

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

9. pin, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

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

10. peg, pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock, holder

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

11. bowling pin, pin, bowling equipment

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


1. trap, pin, immobilize, immobilise

usage: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned under the fallen tree"

2. pin, fasten, fix, secure

usage: attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"

3. pin, transfix, impale, empale, spike

usage: pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"

4. pin, attack, aggress

usage: immobilize a piece

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Definition and meaning of pin (Dictionary)