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pinner

[pin-er]
noun
  1. a person or thing that pins.
  2. a headdress with a long hanging flap pinned on at each side.
  3. a small apron fastened on by pins.
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Origin of pinner

First recorded in 1645–55; pin + -er1
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Examples from the Web for pinner

Historical Examples

  • That was in the summer of 1890, when the Rolfes had been living at Pinner for eight months.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • A house in Wales—a house at Pinner—a house at Gunnersbury—presently a house somewhere else.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • Or do you think it would be more discreet if I got him to come to Pinner?'

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • Since the removal from Pinner, Rolfe had forgotten his anxieties with regard to money.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • It had never been so used before, but it could be arranged, Mrs. Pinner told him.

    Once Aboard The Lugger

    Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson


British Dictionary definitions for pinner

pinner

noun
  1. a person or thing that pins
  2. a small dainty apron
  3. a cap with two long flaps pinned on
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