American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A pin or a bolt on which another part pivots.
- n. Nautical The pin on which a rudder turns.
- n. The pin on which a gun carriage revolves.
- n. A hook or a bolt on the rear of a towing vehicle for attaching a gun or trailer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pin upon which anything revolves, or which holds two things together while one or both are free to move in a certain way. In artillery, a long iron bolt about which the chassis traverses.
- n. The penis.
- n. now dialectal The penis.
- n. A pin or bolt, usually vertical, which acts as a pivot for a hinge or a rudder.
- n. gunnery An iron pin used to control recoil of a cannon or around which a gun carriage revolves.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A little pin.
- n. (Mech.) An upright pivot pin.
- n. The pivot pin of a hinge.
- n. A hook or pin on which a rudder hangs and turns.
- n. A pivot about which the chassis swings, in some kinds of gun carriages.
- n. A kingbolt of a wagon.
- n. a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
- From Middle English pintil, from Old English pintel ("penis"), from Proto-Germanic *pint- (“protusion”), from Proto-Indo-European *bend- (“peg, tip, protruding point, edge”), equivalent to pin + -le. Cognate with Middle Low German pint ("male member, penis"), West Flemish pint ("tip"), Norwegian dialectal pintol ("penis"). More at pin, pen. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pintel, penis, from Old English. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The parts of the hinges are called the pintle (the pin) and gudgeon (the opening into which the pin fits).”
“Many such muskets come with a inherent pintle mount so that they can be braced while standing; it requires a move action to set up the pintle.”
“Or isnt a Westland Wessex with pintle mounted GPMGs aeither a "helicopter" or a "gunship" in your book?”
“I ate ramps and spinach and pintle shoots and fiddleheads, everything green and full of life.”
“I found fat pintle shoots poking through dead leaves, fiddleheads in bracken beds, and lily bulbs.”
“Quoth her sister Dunyazad, “Finish for us thy story;” and she answered, “With joy and goodly greet” It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that the damsels stinted not saying to the Porter “Thy prickle, thy pintle, thy pizzle,” and he ceased not kissing and biting and hugging until his heart was satisfied, and they laughed on till they could no more.”
“All laughed at his words till they fell on their backs, and one said, “Thy pintle!””
“Furthermore, the vehicle can be armed with four pintle mounted machine guns – two more than the WIMIK.”
“Note the addition of a GPMG on the pintle mounting.”
“Under intense enemy fire, he recognized the immediate need to suppress the enemy fire and exited the air sentry hatch to man the pintle-mounted machine gun.”
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