pintle

[ pin-tl ]
/ ˈpɪn tl /

noun

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

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Origin of pintle

before 1100; Middle English pintel penis, Old English; cognate with Old Danish pintel
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British Dictionary definitions for pintle

pintle
/ (ˈpɪntəl) /

noun

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

Word Origin for pintle

Old English pintel penis
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