Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The operation or process of punching a decorative pattern of scallops and small holes or eyes along the margin of silk and other fabrics used for dress or upholstery. Also called pouncing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of piercing or stabbing.
  • noun The act or method of decorating fabrics or garments with a pinking iron; also, the style of decoration; scallops made with a pinking iron.
  • noun [Colloq.] A sword.

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  • verb Present participle of pink.

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Examples

  • I'm not sure I could face my co-workers if I told them I had a night of "pinking" ahead of me.

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  • The children inside the low rail fence were placing the brilliantly-striped wooden balls in a row in order to determine by 'pinking' at the stake who should have the advantageous last shot.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde

  • Instead, Nancy Brinker, Komen founder and the woman responsible for "pinking" the world, sees the report as yet another opportunity for activism.

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  • Instead, Nancy Brinker, Komen founder and the woman responsible for "pinking" the world, sees the report as yet another opportunity for activism.

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  • Instead, Nancy Brinker, Komen founder and the woman responsible for "pinking" the world, sees the report as yet another opportunity for activism.

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  • Instead, Nancy Brinker, Komen founder and the woman responsible for "pinking" the world, sees the report as yet another opportunity for activism.

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  • Turns out the pinking sheers that he tried to kill himself with were too dull to do the job and he lives.

    I've made a BIG mistake!

  • After I revised my search by adding the words "chopped off," I did some more searching and I hit right quickly upon a short list of guys who most certainly do deserve to have an angry woman remove their soul poles with box cutters or pinking shears or whatever is lying about the house.

    Tony Phillips: Woman Throws Husband's Penis in Disposal: Hey, While You're At It ...

  • After I revised my search by adding the words "chopped off," I did some more searching and I hit right quickly upon a short list of guys who most certainly do deserve to have an angry woman remove their soul poles with box cutters or pinking shears or whatever is lying about the house.

    Tony Phillips: Woman Throws Husband's Penis in Disposal: Hey, While You're At It ...

  • My great-grandmother, Ethel Barrymore Grumbacker, left me her best pair of pinking sheers.

    R.I.P. Herbert P. Grumbacker III 19??-2009

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