Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Agent noun of pin; one who pins.
  • n. One who pins or impounds cattle.
  • n. A headdress like a cap, with long lappets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, pins or fastens, as with pins.
  • n.
  • n. A headdress like a cap, with long lappets.
  • n. An apron with a bib; a pinafore.
  • n. A cloth band for a gown.
  • n. A pin maker.
  • n. One who pins or impounds cattle. See pin, v. t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who pins or fastens with a pin.
  • n. A pinmaker.
  • n. An apron with a bib, kept in place by pinning; a pinafore.
  • n. A woman's head-dress, having long flaps hanging down the sides of the cheeks, worn during the early part of the eighteenth century: generally in the plural.
  • n. A pinder or pound-master.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a woman's cap with two long flaps pinned on

Etymologies

pin +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of these was a sturdy middle-aged man -- whose long white "pinner" was somewhat finer and cleaner than the wraps of the others, and whose jacket underneath had a presentable marketing aspect -- the master-dairyman, of whom she was in quest, his double character as

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • The opponent is polarized by the pinner, the member designated to pin down the official to yes-or-no answers.

    Radical-In-Chief

  • She had on a black velvet gown, and a white pinner and apron, and a very high bridge to her nose (which is a sure mark of high breeding), and a large pair of white spectacles on it, which made her look rather odd: but it was the ancient fashion of her house.

    The Water Babies

  • I'm a loser! it's christmas night and i just smoked a joint by myself - it was just a pinner, but still ... not cool.

    withkerth Diary Entry

  • Squire you can find Swift Nicks for him, and they'll fill your pinner with guineas.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • We found out sweet Nance Lousely, and filled her pinner full of guineas after all, and left her tearful and happy.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • She had on a black velvet gown, and a white pinner and apron, and a very high bridge to her nose (which is a sure mark of high breeding), and a large pair of white spectacles on it, which made her look rather odd;

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • "Ah-dudda pinner!" he screams, clutching Nannie with one hand and pointing furiously with the other.

    Try Anything Twice

  • He wore the ordinary white pinner and leather leggings of a dairy-farmer when milking, and his boots were clogged with the mulch of the yard; but this was all his local livery.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Under his linen milking-pinner he wore a dark velveteen jacket, cord breeches and gaiters, and a starched white shirt.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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