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Bolster vs. Pin

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Bolsternoun

A large cushion or pillow.

Pinnoun

A sewing pin or ballhead pin: a needle without an eye (usually) made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.

Bolsternoun

A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.

Pinnoun

A small nail with a head and a sharp point.

Bolsternoun

A small spacer located on top of the axle of horse-drawn wagons that gives the front wheels enough clearance to turn.

Pinnoun

A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.

‘Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.’;

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Bolsternoun

A short, horizontal structural timber between a post and a beam for enlarging the bearing area of the post and/or reducing the span of the beam.

Pinnoun

(wrestling) The victory condition of holding the opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time.

Bolsternoun

A beam in the middle of a railway truck, supporting the body of the car.

Pinnoun

A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.

Bolsternoun

The perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.

Pinnoun

(in plural pins; informal) A leg.

‘I'm not so good on my pins these days.’;

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Bolsternoun

The part of a knife blade that abuts upon the end of the handle.

Pinnoun

(electricity) Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.

‘The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins.’;

Bolsternoun

The metallic end of a pocketknife handle.

Pinnoun

A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.

Bolsternoun

(architecture) The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.

Pinnoun

(US) A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.

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Bolsternoun

A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.

Pinnoun

(chess) A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.

Bolsterverb

To brace, reinforce, secure, or support.

Pinnoun

(golf) The flagstick: the flag-bearing pole which marks the location of a hole

Bolsternoun

A long pillow or cushion, used to support the head of a person lying on a bed; - generally laid under the pillows.

‘And here I'll fling the pillow, there the bolster,This way the coverlet, another way the sheets.’;

Pinnoun

(curling) The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)

‘The shot landed right on the pin.’;

Bolsternoun

A pad, quilt, or anything used to hinder pressure, support any part of the body, or make a bandage sit easy upon a wounded part; a compress.

‘This arm shall be a bolster for thy head.’;

Pinnoun

(dated) A mood, a state of being.

Bolsternoun

Anything arranged to act as a support, as in various forms of mechanism, etc.

Pinnoun

One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.

Bolsternoun

A cushioned or a piece part of a saddle.

Pinnoun

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Bolsternoun

A cushioned or a piece of soft wood covered with tarred canvas, placed on the trestletrees and against the mast, for the collars of the shrouds to rest on, to prevent chafing.

Pinnoun

A thing of small value; a trifle.

Bolsternoun

A plate of iron or a mass of wood under the end of a bridge girder, to keep the girder from resting directly on the abutment.

Pinnoun

A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.

Bolsternoun

A transverse bar above the axle of a wagon, on which the bed or body rests.

Pinnoun

(engineering) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.

Bolsternoun

The crossbeam forming the bearing piece of the body of a railway car; the central and principal cross beam of a car truck.

Pinnoun

The tenon of a dovetail joint.

Bolsternoun

the perforated plate in a punching machine on which anything rests when being punched.

Pinnoun

A size of brewery cask, equal to half a firkin, or eighth of a barrel.

Bolsternoun

That part of a knife blade which abuts upon the end of the handle.

Pinnoun

(informal) A pinball machine.

‘I spent most of my time in the arcade playing pins.’;

Bolsternoun

The rolls forming the ends or sides of the Ionic capital.

Pinverb

(often followed by a preposition such as "to" or "on") To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.

Bolsternoun

A block of wood on the carriage of a siege gun, upon which the breech of the gun rests when arranged for transportation.

Pinverb

To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.

Bolsterverb

To support with a bolster or pillow.

Pinverb

(wrestling) To pin down (someone).

Bolsterverb

To support, hold up, or maintain with difficulty or unusual effort; - often with up.

‘To bolster baseness.’; ‘Shoddy inventions designed to bolster up a factitious pride.’;

Pinverb

To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.

Bolsternoun

a pillow that is often put across a bed underneath the regular pillows

Pinverb

To attach (an icon, application, etc.) to another item.

‘to pin a window to the Taskbar’;

Bolsterverb

support and strengthen;

‘bolster morale’;

Pinverb

To fix (an array in memory, a security certificate, etc.) so that it cannot be modified.

‘When marshaling data, the interop marshaler can copy or pin the data being marshaled.’;

Bolsterverb

prop up with a pillow or bolster

Pinverb

alternative form of peen

Bolsterverb

add padding to;

‘pad the seat of the chair’;

Pinverb

To peen.

Bolster

A bolster is a long narrow pillow or cushion filled with cotton, down or fibre. Bolsters are usually firm for back or arm support or for decorative application.

Pinverb

To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.

Pinverb

To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a garment; to pin boards together.

Pinnoun

A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used for fastening separate articles together, or as a support by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg; a bolt.

‘With pins of adamantAnd chains they made all fast.’;

Pinnoun

Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening clothes, attaching papers, etc.

Pinnoun

Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.

‘He . . . did not care a pin for her.’;

Pinnoun

That which resembles a pin in its form or use

Pinnoun

One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each man should drink.

Pinnoun

The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.

Pinnoun

Mood; humor.

Pinnoun

Caligo. See Caligo.

Pinnoun

An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.

Pinnoun

The leg; as, to knock one off his pins.

Pinnoun

a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment

Pinnoun

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Pinnoun

small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

Pinnoun

a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts

Pinnoun

informal terms of the leg;

‘fever left him weak on his sticks’;

Pinnoun

axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns

Pinnoun

cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown

Pinnoun

flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green

Pinnoun

a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things

Pinnoun

a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing

Pinnoun

a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target

Pinverb

to hold fast or prevent from moving;

‘The child was pinned under the fallen tree’;

Pinverb

attach or fasten with pins

Pinverb

pierce with a pin;

‘pin down the butterfly’;

Pinverb

immobilize a piece

Pinnoun

an identifying number allocated to an individual by a bank or other organization and used for validating electronic transactions.

Pinverb

attach or fasten with a pin or pins

‘her hair was pinned back’; ‘he pinned the badge on to his lapel’;

Pinverb

hold (someone) firmly in a specified position so they are unable to move

‘Richards pinned him down until the police arrived’; ‘she was standing pinned against the door’;

Pinverb

hinder or prevent (a piece or pawn) from moving because of the danger to a more valuable piece standing behind it along the line of an attack

‘the black rook on e4 is pinned’;

Pin

A pin is a device used for fastening objects or material together, and can have three sorts of body: a shaft of a rigid inflexible material meant to be inserted in a slot, groove, or hole (as with pivots, hinges, and jigs); a shaft connected to a head and ending in a sharp tip meant to pierce one or more pieces of soft materials like cloth or paper (the straight or push pin); a single strip of a rigid but flexible material (e.g. a wire) whose length has been folded into parallel prongs in such fashion that the middle length of each curves towards the other so that, when anything is inserted between them, they act as a clamp (e.g.

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