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Pen vs. Pin

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Pennoun

An enclosed area used to contain domesticated animals, especially sheep or cattle.

‘There are two steers in the third pen.’;

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.

Pennoun

(slang) A prison cell.

‘They caught him with a stolen horse, and he wound up in the pen again.’;

Pinnoun

A small nail with a head and a sharp point.

Pennoun

(baseball) The bullpen.

‘Two righties are up in the pen.’;

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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Pennoun

A tool, originally made from a feather but now usually a small tubular instrument, containing ink used to write or make marks.

‘He took notes with a pen.’;

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

(figurative) A writer, or his style.

‘He has a sharp pen.’;

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

(colloquial) Marks of ink left by a pen.

‘He's unhappy because he got pen on his new shirt.’;

Pinnoun

(in plural pins; informal) A leg.

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

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Pennoun

A light pen.

Pinnoun

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

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

Pennoun

(zoology) The internal cartilage skeleton of a squid, shaped like a pen.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

A feather, especially one of the flight feathers of a bird, angel etc.

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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Pennoun

(poetic) A wing.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

A female swan.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

penalty

Pinnoun

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

‘The shot landed right on the pin.’;

Penverb

(transitive) To enclose in a pen.

Pinnoun

(dated) A mood, a state of being.

Penverb

(transitive) To write (an article, a book, etc.).

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

A feather.

Pinnoun

caligo

Pennoun

A wing.

Pinnoun

A thing of small value; a trifle.

Pennoun

An instrument used for writing with ink, formerly made of a reed, or of the quill of a goose or other bird, but now also of other materials, as of steel, gold, etc. Also, originally, a stylus or other instrument for scratching or graving.

‘Graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock.’;

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

Fig.: A writer, or his style; as, he has a sharp pen.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

The internal shell of a squid.

Pinnoun

The tenon of a dovetail joint.

Pennoun

A female swan; - contrasted with cob, the male swan.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

A small inclosure; as, a pen for sheep or for pigs.

‘My father stole two geese out of a pen.’;

Pinnoun

(informal) A pinball machine.

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

Pennoun

A penitentiary[6]; a prison.

Pinverb

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

Penverb

To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.

Pinverb

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

Penverb

To shut up, as in a pen or cage; to confine in a small inclosure or narrow space; to coop up, or shut in; to inclose.

‘Watching where shepherds pen their flocks at eve.’;

Pinverb

(wrestling) To pin down (someone).

Pennoun

a writing implement with a point from which ink flows

Pinverb

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

Pennoun

an enclosure for confining livestock

Pinverb

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

‘to pin a window to the Taskbar’;

Pennoun

a portable enclosure in which babies may be left to play

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.’;

Pennoun

a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes

Pinverb

alternative form of peen

Pennoun

female swan

Pinverb

To peen.

Penverb

produce a literary work;

‘She composed a poem’; ‘He wrote four novels’;

Pinverb

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

Pennoun

an instrument for writing or drawing with ink, typically consisting of a metal nib or ball, or a nylon tip, fitted into a metal or plastic holder.

Pinverb

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

Pennoun

the occupation of writing

‘she was forced to support herself by the pen’;

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.’;

Pennoun

an electronic device like a pen, used in conjunction with a writing surface to enter commands or data into a computer.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

the tapering cartilaginous internal shell of a squid.

Pinnoun

Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.

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

Pennoun

a small enclosure in which sheep, pigs, or other farm animals are kept

‘a sheep pen’;

Pinnoun

That which resembles a pin in its form or use

Pennoun

a number of animals in or sufficient to fill a pen

‘a pen of twenty-five Cheviots’;

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

any small enclosure in which someone or something can be confined

‘she took the baby out of the pen and played with it’;

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

a covered dock for a submarine or other warship

‘U-boat pens’;

Pinnoun

Mood; humor.

Pennoun

(in the West Indies) a farm or plantation.

Pinnoun

Caligo. See Caligo.

Pennoun

a female swan.

Pinnoun

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

Pennoun

short for penitentiary (sense 1)

‘you could get twenty years in a federal pen for shooting your mouth off like that’;

Pinnoun

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

Penverb

write or compose

‘Olivia penned award-winning poetry’;

Pinnoun

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

Penverb

put or keep (an animal) in a pen

‘it was the practice to pen the sheep for clipping’; ‘these cattle need to be penned in at night’;

Pinnoun

when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat

Penverb

confine someone in a restricted space

‘they had been penned up day and night in the house’;

Pinnoun

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

Pen

A pen is a common writing instrument used to apply ink to a surface, usually paper, for writing or drawing. Historically, reed pens, quill pens, and dip pens were used, with a nib dipped in ink.

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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