from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The penis.
- n. A pin or bolt, usually vertical, which acts as a pivot for a hinge or a rudder.
- n. An iron pin used to control recoil of a cannon or around which a gun carriage revolves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little pin.
- n. 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.
from The 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.
- n. The penis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
Middle English pintel, penis, from Old English.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)