/ˈpɪntl/ (say 'pintl)

1. a pin or bolt, especially one upon which something turns, as in a hinge.
2. a pin, bolt, or hook on the rear of a towing vehicle.
3. Nautical a pin on which a ship's or boat's rudder pivots.
{special use of Middle English and Old English pintel penis, from pint (compare German Pint dowel, peg) + -el, diminutive suffix}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Pintle — Pin tle, n. [A diminutive of {Pin}.] 1. A little pin. [1913 Webster] 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pintle — ► NOUN ▪ a pin or bolt on which a rudder turns. ORIGIN Old English, «penis» …   English terms dictionary

  • pintle — [pin′təl] n. [ME pintil, penis < OE pintel, dim. of pinn: see PIN] a pin or bolt upon which some other part pivots or turns …   English World dictionary

  • Pintle — A pintle is a pin or bolt, usually inserted into a gudgeon, which is used as part of a pivot or hinge. A pintle/gudgeon set is used in many spheres, for example: in sailing to hold the rudder onto the boat; in transportation a pincer type device… …   Wikipedia

  • pintle — noun Etymology: Middle English pintel, literally, penis, from Old English; akin to Middle Low German pint penis, Old English pinn pin Date: 15th century a usually upright pivot pin on which another part turns …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pintle — /pin tl/, n. 1. a pin or bolt, esp. one on which something turns, as the gudgeon of a hinge. 2. a pin, bolt, or hook by which a gun or the like is attached to the rear of a towing vehicle. 3. a cast iron or steel base for a wooden post, often… …   Universalium

  • pintle — noun a) The penis. b) A pin or bolt, usually vertical, which acts as a pivot for a hinge or a rudder …   Wiktionary

  • pintle — Synonyms and related words: 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 …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pintle — [ pɪnt(ə)l] noun a pin or bolt on which a rudder turns. Origin OE pintel penis , perh. a dimin., of unknown ultimate origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • pintle — pin·tle …   English syllables

  • pintle — pin•tle [[t]ˈpɪn tl[/t]] n. a pin or bolt, esp. one on which something turns, as a hinge • Etymology: bef. 1100; ME pintel penis, OE; c. early Dan pintel …   From formal English to slang

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