Pin"tle (?), n. [A diminutive of Pin.]

1.

A little pin.

2. Mech.

An upright pivot pin

; as: (a)

The pivot pin of a hinge

. (b)

A hook or pin on which a rudder hangs and turns

. (c)

A pivot about which the chassis swings, in some kinds of gun carriages

. (d)

A kingbolt of a wagon.

 

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