- a pin or bolt, especially one on which something turns, as the gudgeon of a hinge.
- a pin, bolt, or hook by which a gun or the like is attached to the rear of a towing vehicle.
- 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
before 1100; Middle English pintel penis, Old English; cognate with Old Danish pintel
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Examples from the Web for pintle
The pintle (Fig. 163) should be fitted before the painting is started.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
The "acorn" is the head of the "pintle" or pin that passes thru the knuckle.Handwork in Wood
A speek was a large nail; a pintle, then as now, a rudder-pin.
Before I could thank my stars, the pintle, or hook on which the rudder hangs, broke off.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
Charlie, tell him what's wanted; we can't work the pintle in from the deck.Moran of the Lady Letty
- a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
- the link bolt, hook, or pin on a vehicle's towing bracket
- the needle or plunger of the injection valve of an oil engine
Old English pintel penis
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