pintle

[pin-tl]
noun
  1. a pin or bolt, especially one on which something turns, as the gudgeon of a hinge.
  2. a pin, bolt, or hook by which a gun or the like is attached to the rear of a towing vehicle.
  3. a cast iron or steel base for a wooden post, often cast in a single piece with a cap for a lower post.

Origin of pintle

before 1100; Middle English pintel penis, Old English; cognate with Old Danish pintel
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pintle

noun
  1. a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
  2. the link bolt, hook, or pin on a vehicle's towing bracket
  3. the needle or plunger of the injection valve of an oil engine

Word Origin for pintle

Old English pintel penis
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