Pinckney

[pingk-nee]
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noun

Charles,1757–1824, American Revolutionary leader and politician: senator 1798–1801.
Charles Cotes·worth [kohts-wurth] /ˈkoʊts wɜrθ/, 1746–1825, and his brother Thomas, 1750–1828, American patriots and statesmen.

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Historical Examples of pinckney

  • Inside of ten minutes I had a fair notion of how Pinckney was put up.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • But Pinckney had lost all his ambition before we'd got half round.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • They spots Pinckney for the cash-carrier and makes the play at him.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • Say, I didn't think you could gold-brick Pinckney as easy as that.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • "It's a wonderful thing, professor, this pride of possession," says Pinckney.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford


British Dictionary definitions for pinckney

Pinckney

noun

Charles. 1757–1824, US statesman, who was a leading member of the convention that framed the US Constitution (1787)
his cousin, Charles Cotesworth. 1746–1825, US soldier, statesman, and diplomat, who also served at the Constitutional Convention
his brother, Thomas. 1750–1828, US soldier and politician. He was US minister to Britain (1792–96) and special envoy to Spain (1795–96)
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