Definition of taper pin in English:

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taper pin

Pronunciation: /ˈtāpər pin/


A short round metal rod having a small degree of taper that enables it to act as a stop or wedge when driven into a hole.
Example sentences
  • Using the 1/4" taper pin, line up the holes at the front of the trigger guard with those of the extractor and action body.
  • The components will be taken out one final time so that various holes holding taper pins and bolts can be opened properly on the Texas Airplane Factory's Bridgeports then painted and permanently installed.
  • The torque tube balance arm, attached to the outboard end of the tube by two taper pins, contained a bearing that slipped over a pin to the empennage boom.

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Syllabification: ta·per pin

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