Origin of pinup
Definition for pin-up (2 of 2)
- a short metal rod, as a linchpin, driven through holes in adjacent parts, as a hub and an axle, to keep the parts together.
- a short cylindrical rod or tube, as a wrist pin or crankpin, joining two parts so as to permit them to move in one plane relative to each other.
- a short axle, as one on which a pulley rotates in a block.
- an axle for a sheave of a block.
- belaying pin.
verb (used with object), pinned, pin·ning.
- to bookmark (a photo or link) on Pinterest, a website and mobile application: He pinned a jacket from Macy's on his fashion board.
- to fix (a social media post) to the top of a feed: She pinned a tweet about her forthcoming book to the top of her Twitter feed.
verb (used without object), pinned, pin·ning.
- to bind or hold to a course of action, a promise, etc.
- to force (someone) to deal with a situation or to come to a decision: We tried to pin him down for a definite answer, but he was too evasive for us.
Origin of pin
Related formsre·pin, verb (used with object), re·pinned, re·pin·ning.
Examples from the Web for pin-up
The latest pictures confirm the latest evolution of Springsteen as pin-up.Bruce Springsteen’s Bond Moment: The Boss’ Body Beautiful at 64|Tim Teeman|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the old days of fame, matinee-idol actors and pin-up picture actresses may have been dim bulbs.
One sip conjures visions of a pin-up girl, or sultry burlesque dancer.
They smiled at pin-up pictures, read microfilmed books through a viewer, looked at the growing plants around them.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for pin-up (1 of 3)
- a picture of a sexually attractive person, esp when partially or totally undressed
- (as modifier)a pin-up magazine
British Dictionary definitions for pin-up (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for pin-up (3 of 3)
- a short stiff straight piece of wire pointed at one end and either rounded or having a flattened head at the other: used mainly for fastening pieces of cloth, paper, etc, esp temporarily
- (in combination)pinhole
- See belaying pin
- the axle of a sheave
- the sliding closure for a shackle
- the cylindrical part of a key that enters a lock
- the cylindrical part of a lock where this part of the key fits
verb pins, pinning or pinned (tr)
Word Origin for pin
Medicine definitions for pin-up
Idioms and Phrases with pin-up
In addition to the idioms beginning with pin
- pin back one's ears
- pin down
- pin money
- pin on
- pin one's heart on
- pin one's hopes on
- pin someone's ears back
- hear a pin drop
- on pins and needles