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Idioms about pin

Origin of pin

First recorded before 1100; Middle English noun pinne, Old English pinn “peg”; cognate with Dutch pin, German Pinne, Old Norse pinni; perhaps frrom Latin pinna “feather, quill” (see pinna); verb from the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM pin

re·pin, verb (used with object), re·pinned, re·pin·ning.

Other definitions for pin (2 of 2)

PIN
[ pin ]
/ pɪn /

noun Computers.
a number assigned to an individual, used to establish identity in order to gain access to a computer system via an automatic teller machine, a point-of-sale terminal, or other device.

Origin of PIN

p(ersonal)i(dentification)n(umber)
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British Dictionary definitions for pin (1 of 3)

pin
/ (pɪn) /

noun
verb pins, pinning or pinned (tr)
See also pin down

Word Origin for pin

Old English pinn; related to Old High German pfinn, Old Norse pinni nail

British Dictionary definitions for pin (2 of 3)

p-i-n

abbreviation for
p-type, intrinsic, n-type: a form of construction of semiconductor devices

British Dictionary definitions for pin (3 of 3)

PIN
/ (pɪn) /

n acronym for
personal identification number: a number used by a holder of a cash card or credit card used in EFTPOS
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