how to pronounce pin


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pin is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of pin in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… closest to the pin is the winner I feel …”

meanings of pin


  1. A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
  2. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  3. A pinball machine.
  4. A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
  5. A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
  6. Acronym of personal identification number.
  7. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.
  8. Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.
  9. The flagstick: the flag-bearing pole which marks the location of a hole.
  10. A leg.
  11. A size of brewery cask, equal to half a firkin, or eighth of a barrel.
  12. The tenon of a dovetail joint.
  13. A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.
  14. A mood, a state of being.
  15. A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
  16. A needle without an eye made of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
  17. A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
  18. Caligo.
  19. Initialism of preferred IUPAC name.
  20. The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area).
  21. The victory condition of holding the opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time.
  22. A thing of small value; a trifle.
  23. A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.


  1. To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
  2. To pin down (someone).
  3. To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
  4. To fix (an array in memory, a security certificate, etc.) so that it cannot be modified.
  5. Alternative form of peen.
  6. To cause an analog gauge to reach the stop pin at the high end of the range.
  7. To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  8. To attach (an icon, application, message etc.) to another item so that it persists.

pin frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word pin occurs in english on average 22.6 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pin can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pin can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) leisure and entertainment;

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