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Saltos de línea: pin¦ion
Pronunciación: /ˈpɪnjən
 
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1The outer part of a bird’s wing including the flight feathers.
Example sentences
  • Buglike, and reminding me of dragonfly wings were two long pinions, and just under them were two more.
  • The shadows melded to her as though painted on by the pinions of angel wings.
  • An avian lieutenant with gray pinions chose this moment to arrive, ‘We assumed they would light once they hit the ground.’
1.1 literary A bird’s wing as used in flight.
Example sentences
  • Nor the pride, nor ample pinion, That the Theban Eagle bear, Sailing with supreme dominion Thro' the azure deep of air.
  • Far as eagle's pinion, or dove's light wing can soar.

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1Restrain or immobilize (someone) by tying up or holding their arms or legs: he was pinioned to the ground
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The matronly Judith, unable to hack off Holofernes's head, carves through it with businesslike concentration, pinioning him to the blood-weltering bed with the help of her equally brutish maidservant.
  • Finally, with a magnificent sense of the dramatic, we were pinioned by headlights against a wall in a blind alley.
  • Oh, Mr. Goose, it appears that you are pinioned behind a wall of chain!
Sinónimos
hold down, pin down, press down, restrain, constrain, hold fast, immobilize;
informal cuff
1.1Tie up or hold (the arms or legs) of a person: I struggled to rise but my arms were pinioned
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But before he could finish his sentence, he felt his legs pinioned by a frantic set of arms.
  • Mara was behind it in a flash, pinioning the figure's arms to its sides.
  • Though her arms were pinioned back by the soldiers, she threw herself on her knees before the ruler.
2Cut off the pinion of (a wing or bird) to prevent flight.
Example sentences
  • Swans are caught and their wings' flight feathers are clipped, or pinioned.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French pignon, based on Latin pinna, penna 'feather'.

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  • panache from (mid 16th century):

    Soldiers in the 16th century would often wear a tuft or plume of feathers in their helmets. This tuft or plume was the original panache, a word that goes back to Latin pinnaculum ‘little feather’ from pinna ‘feather, wing, pointed peak’. Men trying to give an impression of elegance or swagger would imitate the fashion, whose stylish associations gave rise to the modern sense, ‘flamboyant confidence’, in the late 19th century. Pinnaculum is also the source of pinnacle (Middle English), and pinna of a bird's pinion (Late Middle English), and of pen and pin.

Words that rhyme with pinion

minion, opinion

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Saltos de línea: pin¦ion
Pronunciación: /ˈpɪnjən
 
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sustantivo

A small cogwheel or spindle engaging with a large cogwheel.
Example sentences
  • It is used for railroad frogs, for steel mill coupling housings, pinions, spindles, and for dipper lips of power shovels operating in quarries.
  • Manganese bronzes are specified for marine propellers and fittings, pinions, ball-bearing races, worm wheels, gear-shift forks and architectural work.
  • The mechanism is almost entirely made of wood, with the movement, frame and wheels in oak, the pendulum in mahogany, and the spindles and pinions in boxwood.

Origen

mid 17th century: from French pignon, alteration of obsolete pignol, from Latin pinea 'pine cone', from pinus 'pine'.

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  • panache from (mid 16th century):

    Soldiers in the 16th century would often wear a tuft or plume of feathers in their helmets. This tuft or plume was the original panache, a word that goes back to Latin pinnaculum ‘little feather’ from pinna ‘feather, wing, pointed peak’. Men trying to give an impression of elegance or swagger would imitate the fashion, whose stylish associations gave rise to the modern sense, ‘flamboyant confidence’, in the late 19th century. Pinnaculum is also the source of pinnacle (Middle English), and pinna of a bird's pinion (Late Middle English), and of pen and pin.

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