pinion

  • 1 Pinion — Pin ion, n. [OF. pignon a pen, F., gable, pinion (in sense 5); cf. Sp. pi[ n]on pinion; fr. L. pinna pinnacle, feather, wing. See {Pin} a peg, and cf. {Pen} a feather, {Pennat}, {Pennon}.] 1. A feather; a quill. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A wing,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 pinion — PINIÓN, pinioane, s.n. Roată dinţată cu un număr mic de dinţi, care intră în componenţa unui angrenaj, servind la punerea în mişcare a altor roţi din angrenajul respectiv. [pr.: ni on] – Din fr. pignon. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 26.03.2008. Sursa:… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 pinion — Ⅰ. pinion [1] ► NOUN ▪ the outer part of a bird s wing including the flight feathers. ► VERB 1) tie or hold the arms or legs of. 2) cut off the pinion of (a bird) to prevent flight. ORIGIN Old French pignon, from Latin pinna, penna feather …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Pinion — Pin ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinioning}.] 1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To disable by cutting off the pinion joint. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. To disable …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Pinion — Pin ion, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A moth of the genus {Lithophane}, as {Lithophane antennata}, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches and apples. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 pinion — index contain (restrain), handcuff (noun), handcuff (verb), restrict, trammel Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 pinion — pinion1 [pin′yən] n. [Fr pignon < VL * pinnio < L pinna, bucket of a paddle wheel, lit., feather, var. of penna (see PEN2): assoc. in MFr with peigner, to comb: see PEIGNOIR] a small gear, the teeth of which fit into those of a larger gear… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 pinion — A small, tapered gear which meshes with a larger gear or rack. It is found in two primary places in an automobile: the differential pinion and the rack and pinion steering. See crown wheel and pinion drive pinion inertia pinion planet pinion rack …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 9 pinion — {{11}}pinion (n.1) wing joint, mid 15c., from M.Fr. pignon (c.1400), from V.L. *pinnionem, from L. penna wing (see PEN (Cf. pen) (n.1)). {{12}}pinion (n.2) small gear with teeth (as in rack and pinion …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 Pinion — A pinion is usually the smallest gear in a gear drive train. In many cases, such as remote controlled toys, the pinion is also the drive gear. In the case of John Blenkinsop s The Salamanca the pinion was rather large.The term is also commonly… …

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  • 11 pinion — I UK [ˈpɪnjən] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pinion : present tense I/you/we/they pinion he/she/it pinions present participle pinioning past tense pinioned past participle pinioned to prevent someone from moving by holding or tying their arms …

    English dictionary

  • 12 pinion — pinion1 pinionless, adj. pinionlike, adj. /pin yeuhn/, n. 1. Mach. a. a gear with a small number of teeth, esp. one engaging with a rack or larger gear. See diag. under rack1. b. a shaft or spindle cut with teeth engaging with a gear. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 13 pinion — I pin•ion [[t]ˈpɪn yən[/t]] n. 1) mac a gear with a small number of teeth, esp. one engaging a rack or larger gear 2) mac a shaft or spindle cut with teeth engaging a gear • Etymology: 1650–60; < F pignon cogwheel, MF peignon, der. of peigne… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 pinion — I. /ˈpɪnjən / (say pinyuhn) noun Machinery 1. a small cogwheel engaging with a larger cogwheel or with a rack. 2. an arbor or spindle with teeth which engage with a cogwheel. {French pignon pinion, from Old French: battlement, from Latin pinna… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 pinion — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably modification of Anglo French *empignon, enpenoun flight feathers, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *pinnion , pinnio, from Latin pinna feather more at pen Date: 15th century 1. the terminal section of a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 pinion — 1. noun /ˈpɪnjən/ a) A wing. Therefore do nimble piniond doves draw Love, / And therefore hath the wind swift Cupid wings. b) The joint of a birds wing farthest from the body Never seraph spread a pinion / Over fabric half so fair. 2. verb… …

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  • 17 pinion — pin|ion1 [ˈpınjən] v [T always + adverb/preposition] to hold or tie someone s arms or legs very tightly, so that they cannot move freely ▪ My arms were pinioned behind me by the policemen. pinion 2 pinion2 n [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin:… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 pinion — pin|ion1 [ pınjən ] verb transitive to prevent someone from moving by holding or tying their arms pinion pin|ion 2 [ pınjən ] noun count TECHNICAL a small metal wheel inside a machine that moves other wheels …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 pinion n — An eagle and a hawk had a difference of a pinion …

    English expressions

  • 20 pinion — pinion1 [ pɪnjən] noun the outer part of a bird s wing including the flight feathers. verb 1》 tie or hold the arms or legs of. 2》 cut off the pinion of (a bird) to prevent flight. Origin ME: from OFr. pignon, based on L. pinna, penna feather .… …

    English new terms dictionary


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