Pinkerton

biographical name
Pin·​ker·​ton | \ ˈpiŋ-kər-tən How to pronounce Pinkerton (audio) \

Definition of Pinkerton

Allan 1819–1884 American (Scottish-born) detective

Learn More about Pinkerton

Statistics for Pinkerton

Cite this Entry

“Pinkerton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pinkerton. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

Comments on Pinkerton

What made you want to look up Pinkerton? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!