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 for PIN
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pin \Pin\, v. t. (Metal Working)
     To peen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pin \Pin\, v. t. [Cf. Pen to confine, or Pinfold.]
     To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pin \Pin\, n. [OE. pinne, AS. pinn a pin, peg; cf. D. pin, G.
     pinne, Icel. pinni, W. pin, Gael. & Ir. pinne; all fr. L.
     pinna a pinnacle, pin, feather, perhaps orig. a different
     word from pinna feather. Cf. Fin of a fish, Pen a
     1. A piece of wood, metal, etc., generally cylindrical, used
        for fastening separate articles together, or as a support
        by which one article may be suspended from another; a peg;
        a bolt.
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              With pins of adamant
              And chains they made all fast.        --Milton.
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     2. Especially, a small, pointed and headed piece of brass or
        other wire (commonly tinned), largely used for fastening
        clothes, attaching papers, etc.
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     3. Hence, a thing of small value; a trifle.
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              He . . . did not care a pin for her.  --Spectator.
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     4. That which resembles a pin in its form or use; as:
        (a) A peg in musical instruments, for increasing or
            relaxing the tension of the strings.
        (b) A linchpin.
        (c) A rolling-pin.
        (d) A clothespin.
        (e) (Mach.) A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a
            part of which serves as a journal. See Illust. of
            Knuckle joint, under Knuckle.
        (f) (Joinery) The tenon of a dovetail joint.
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     5. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking
        cup to mark how much each man should drink.
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     6. The bull's eye, or center, of a target; hence, the center.
        [Obs.] "The very pin of his heart cleft." --Shak.
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     7. Mood; humor. [Obs.] "In merry pin." --Cowper.
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     8. (Med.) Caligo. See Caligo. --Shak.
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     9. An ornament, as a brooch or badge, fastened to the
        clothing by a pin; as, a Masonic pin.
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     10. The leg; as, to knock one off his pins. [Slang]
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     Banking pin (Horol.), a pin against which a lever strikes,
        to limit its motion.
     Pin drill (Mech.), a drill with a central pin or projection
        to enter a hole, for enlarging the hole, or for sinking a
        recess for the head of a bolt, etc.; a counterbore.
     Pin grass. (Bot.) See Alfilaria.
     Pin hole, a small hole made by a pin; hence, any very small
        aperture or perforation.
     Pin lock, a lock having a cylindrical bolt; a lock in which
        pins, arranged by the key, are used instead of tumblers.
     Pin money, an allowance of money, as that made by a husband
        to his wife, for private and personal expenditure.
     Pin rail (Naut.), a rail, usually within the bulwarks, to
        hold belaying pins. Sometimes applied to the fife rail.
        Called also pin rack.
     Pin wheel.
         (a) A contrate wheel in which the cogs are cylindrical
         (b) (Fireworks) A small coil which revolves on a common
             pin and makes a wheel of yellow or colored fire.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pin \Pin\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Pinning.] [See Pin, n.]
     To fasten with, or as with, a pin; to join; as, to pin a
     garment; to pin boards together. "As if she would pin her to
     her heart." --Shak.
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     To pin one's faith upon, to depend upon; to trust to.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
      2: when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat [syn:
         fall, pin]
      3: small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or
         define locations etc. [syn: peg, pin]
      4: a number you choose and use to gain access to various
         accounts [syn: personal identification number, PIN, PIN
      5: informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his
         sticks" [syn: pin, peg, stick]
      6: axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that
         turns [syn: pivot, pin]
      7: cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in
         place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt
         can be thrown [syn: pin, pin tumbler]
      8: flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf
         green [syn: pin, flag]
      9: a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used
         to support or fasten or attach things
      10: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the
          oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing [syn: peg,
          pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]
      11: a club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in
          triangular groups of ten as the target [syn: bowling pin,
      v 1: to hold fast or prevent from moving; "The child was pinned
           under the fallen tree" [syn: trap, pin, immobilize,
      2: attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins; "pin the
         needle to the shirt". "pin the blame on the innocent man"
         [ant: unpin]
      3: pierce with a pin; "pin down the butterfly"
      4: immobilize a piece

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  241 Moby Thesaurus words for "pin":
     a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ankle, anklet,
     arbor, armlet, armory, articulate, axis, axle, axle bar,
     axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree, badge, badge of office,
     badges, bagatelle, bangle, baton, batten, batten down, bauble,
     bayonet legs, beads, bean, bibelot, bijou, bit, blazonry, bolt,
     bowlegs, bracelet, brass farthing, brassard, breastpin, broach,
     brooch, buckle, bung, butt, button, calf, cap and gown, cent,
     chain, chain of office, chaplet, charm, chatelaine, check valve,
     circle, clasp, class ring, cleat, clip, cnemis, cock, cockade,
     collar, cork, coronet, cross, crown, curio, decoration, diadem,
     distaff, dovetail, dress, drumstick, eagle, earring, emblems,
     ensigns, farce, farthing, fasces, faucet, feather, fig, figurehead,
     fleabite, fleur-de-lis, fob, folderol, foreleg, fribble, frippery,
     fulcrum, gamb, gambrel, gaud, gem, gewgaw, gigot, gimbal, gimcrack,
     gudgeon, hair, halfpenny, ham, hammer and sickle, hasp, heraldry,
     hill of beans, hind leg, hinge, hingle, hitch, hock, hook, hub,
     insignia, jam, jamb, jest, jewel, joint, joke, kickshaw, knee,
     knickknack, knickknackery, lapel pin, latch, leg, lid, limb,
     livery, lock, locket, mace, mandrel, mantle, markings, medal,
     minikin, miter, mockery, molehill, mortarboard, mortise, nail,
     nave, necklace, nose ring, oarlock, old school tie, peg,
     peppercorn, picayune, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pintle, pivot,
     plug, podite, pole, popliteal space, precious stone, rabbet,
     radiant, rap, red cent, regalia, rhinestone, ring, rivet, rose,
     row of pins, rowlock, rush, scarf, school ring, scissor-legs,
     screw, sea cock, sew, shamrock, shank, shin, shit, sigillography,
     skewer, skull and crossbones, snap, sneeshing, sou, sphragistics,
     spigot, spike, spile, spill, spindle, staff, staple, stems, stick,
     stickpin, stitch, stone, stop, stopgap, stopper, stopple, straw,
     stumps, swastika, swivel, tack, tap, tarsus, tartan, thistle,
     tiara, tie, toggle, torque, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality,
     trotters, trunnion, tuppence, two cents, twopence, uniform, valve,
     verge, wampum, wand, wedge, whim-wham, wristband, wristlet,

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Personal Identification Number (banking, ICC)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Personal Internet Name (RFC 3042)

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

         Processor Independent Netware (Novell, HP, DEC, Apple, Sun)

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Personal Identification Number
      (PIN, "PIN number") A password, typically four
     digits entered through a telephone keypad or automatic teller

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PINT. A liquid measure containing half a quart or the eighth part of a 

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