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pinion definition

  • noun:
    • The wing of a bird.
    • The exterior rear edge of the wing of a bird, containing the primary feathers.
    • A primary feather of a bird.
    • A small cogwheel that engages or is engaged by a larger cogwheel or a rack.
    • a-wing.
    • The joint of a bird's wing farthest through the human body
    • The outermost main feathers on a bird's wing.
    • the littlest gear in a gear drive train.
    • A moth regarding the genus Lithophane, as Lithophane antennata, whoever larva bores large holes in younger peaches and oranges.
    • A feather; a quill.
    • a-wing, literal or figurative.
    • The joint of bird's wing most remote through the human body.
    • A fetter the arm.
    • A cogwheel with a small amount of teeth, or leaves, adapted to engage with a more substantial wheel, or rack (see Rack); esp., such a wheel having its leaves created associated with the substance for the arbor or spindle which can be its axis.
    • A feather; particularly, a remex or flight-feather.
    • The wing of a bird, or perhaps the flight-feathers collectively.
    • Technically, in ornithology, the joint of a bird's wing furthest from body; the distal part of this wing; the manus, comprising the carpus, metacarpus, and phalanges, collectively bearing the main remiges, or largest flight-feathers, plus the alula or bastard-wing.
    • In entomology, certainly one of different moths: as, the brown-spot pinion, Anchocelis litura.
    • [⟨ pinion, verb] A shackle or band when it comes to arm.
    • A small wheel with cogs or teeth which engage one's teeth of a more substantial wheel with cogs or teeth, or often just an arbor or spindle having notches or leaves, that are caught successively because of the teeth associated with the wheel, and motion thereby communicated. See also cut-under pawl-press.
    • Same as piñon.
    • 1 of 2 wings or level projections of any sort.
    • any of the bigger wing or tail feathers of a bird
    • a gear with only a few teeth made to mesh with a more substantial wheel or rack
    • wing of a bird
  • verb-transitive:
    • to eliminate or bind the wing feathers of (a bird) to prevent trip.
    • To cut or bind (the wings of a bird).
    • To restrain or immobilize (someone) by joining the hands.
    • To bind (your arms).
    • To bind fast or hold down; shackle.
    • To bind or confine the wings of; to limit by binding the wings.
    • To disable by cutting off the pinion joint.
    • To disable or restrain, as you, by binding the hands, esp. by binding the arms into the human anatomy.
    • therefore, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.
  • verb:
    • to get rid of the joint of a bird's wing farthest through the body to stop the bird from traveling.
    • To restrain by binding or holding the hands.
    • bind the hands of
    • slice the wings off (of wild birds)
  • others:
    • To bind or confine the wings of (a bird); restrain or confine by binding the wings, or by cutting-off the pinions; bind or confine (the wings).
    • To bind or limit the arm or hands of (someone) into human body to be able to disable or render incompetent at opposition; shackle.
    • To bind; connect because by bonds or shackles.
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