PINS

[ pinz ]
/ pɪnz /

noun

a person of less than 16 years of age placed under the jurisdiction of a juvenile court because of habitual disobedience, intractability, or antisocial but noncriminal behavior.

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Origin of PINS

P(erson) I(n) N(eed of) S(upervision)

Definition for pins (2 of 3)

Origin of pin

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

SYNONYMS FOR pin

1 bolt, peg.

OTHER WORDS FROM pin

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

Definition for pins (3 of 3)

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 pins (1 of 2)

PIN
/ (pɪn) /

n acronym for

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

British Dictionary definitions for pins (2 of 2)

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
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Medical definitions for pins

pin
[ pĭn ]

n.

A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
A peg for fixing the crown to the root of a tooth.

v.

To fasten or secure with a pin or pins.
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Idioms and Phrases with pins

pin

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