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meanings of pinion


  1. A fetter for the arm.
  2. Any of the outermost primary feathers on a bird's wing.
  3. A moth of the genus Lithophane.
  4. The joint of a bird's wing farthest from the body.
  5. The smallest gear in a gear train.
  6. A wing.


  1. To cut off the pinion of a bird's wing, or otherwise disable or bind its wings, in order to prevent it from flying.
  2. To bind the arms of someone, so as to deprive him of their use; to disable by so binding.
  3. To restrain; to limit.


  1. A surname​.

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