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Meaning of PINTLE

Pronunciation:  'pintl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge

PINTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: flexible joint, hinge, pin, pivot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arbor, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, distaff, fulcrum, gimbal, gudgeon, hinge, hingle, hub, mandrel, nave, oarlock, pin, pivot, pole, radiant, rowlock, spindle, swivel, trunnion