British; thumbtack. drawing-pin
ETYM Old Eng. nedle, as. naedl; akin to Dutch neald, os. nâdla, German nadel, Old High Germ. nâdal, nâdala, Icel. nâl, Swed. nal, Dan. naal, and also to German nähen to sew, Old High Germ. nâjan, Latin nere to spin.
1. A sharp pointed implement (usually steel).
2. A slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument.
1. A wooden block built into a masonry wall so that joinery structure can be nailed to it.
2. A strong ale formerly brewed in Norfolk, England
ETYM Old Eng. pinne, as. pinn a pin, peg.
1. A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment.
2. A small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things, especially in sewing.
3. Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green; SYN. flag.
4. Informal terms of the leg; SYN. peg, stick.
5. Two-part cylindrical tumblers held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown.
A decorative pin that is worn in a necktie.