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pintle

[pin-tl] /ˈpɪn tl/
noun
1.
a pin or bolt, especially one on which something turns, as the gudgeon of a hinge.
2.
a pin, bolt, or hook by which a gun or the like is attached to the rear of a towing vehicle.
3.
a cast iron or steel base for a wooden post, often cast in a single piece with a cap for a lower post.
Origin of pintle
1100
before 1100; Middle English pintel penis, Old English; cognate with Old Danish pintel
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pintle

/ˈpɪntəl/
noun
1.
a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
2.
the link bolt, hook, or pin on a vehicle's towing bracket
3.
the needle or plunger of the injection valve of an oil engine
Word Origin
Old English pintel penis
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