- a gear with a small number of teeth, especially one engaging with a rack or larger gear.
- a shaft or spindle cut with teeth engaging with a gear.
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Origin of pinion1
OTHER WORDS FROM pinionpin·ion·less, adjectivepin·ion·like, adjective
Definition for pinion (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of pinion2
OTHER WORDS FROM pinionun·pin·ioned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pinion
Its horn blared ceaselessly, jammed by the dead body of the driver, Henri Paul, pinioned on the steering column by the impact.Tina Brown: No, Conspiracy Theorists, Princess Diana Was Not Murdered|Tina Brown|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For one moment Richard pondered whether he could leap into the water, and drift down-stream with his arms pinioned.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
In a moment Billy was pinioned to the floor, and Black Hank was rubbing his abraded fore-arm.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
But when he stood beneath the cross-arm to be pinioned, his legs played him traitor.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
A hollow murmur ran over the crowd like a wave as the gaol doors swung open and the prisoners appeared, pinioned.A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
But The Parrot's big grip closed quietly around his wrist at the last offering and pinioned him and held him helpless.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell