Definition of pintle in English:

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pintle

Pronunciation: /ˈpin(t)l/

noun

One of the pins (on the forward edge of a rudder) that fit into the gudgeons and so suspend the rudder.
Example sentences
  • A little further aft, pintles and ammunition for machine guns and rapid-firing anti-aircraft guns lie on the seabed, with a gun and its armoured shield among the debris.
  • The hinges are flat straps across the front, which bend over the pintles and form a short neat strap on the back, ending in split curls.
  • The internal armament of the helicopter comprises a pintle mounted 7.62 mm machine gun and a door gunner post for a 12.7mm general purpose machine gun.

Origin

Old English pintel 'penis', perhaps a diminutive; compare with Dutch pint and German Pint 'penis', of unknown ultimate origin.

Words that rhyme with pintle

lintel, quintal

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pin·tle

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