Definitions

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  • n. solitary confinement, formerly used as a method of punishment in children's homes

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If thatall sounds a bit junior school playground, he does have a point – much of Won't Go Quietly is hard to pindown.

    Example: Won't Go Quietly

  • BRYANT: She ` s a guy ` s girl who ` s gone from pinup to pindown.

    CNN Transcript Sep 22, 2005

  • "Quillan wrestled Virod to a pindown once," she said to Trigger.

    Legacy

  • But inquiries into the "pindown regime" used in Staffordshire children's homes, and the abuse in homes in Leicestershire and North Wales shows that Britain's record is nothing to be proud of.

    Prospect Magazine» Magazine

  • Fantasy is also a much broader genre than either Horror or Science Fiction, and as such it is more difficult to pindown exactly how it found its way into the SF Ghetto.

    Wet Asphalt

  • I can come up with examples where he’s tried to avoid a pindown.

    Alchemy or Science? « Climate Audit

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