Definition of pinion
Examples of pinion in a Sentence
They pinioned his arms behind his back.
Joan of Arc was pinioned to a stake and burned as a heretic.
First Known Use of pinion
Synonymschain, enchain, enfetter, fetter, gyve, handcuff, manacle, bind, shackle, trammel
Antonymsunbind, unfetter, unshackle
Related Wordsbit, hobble, hog-tie, iron, lash, secure, tie, truss; attach, fasten, join, link; confine, constrain, curb, hamper, hinder, impede; limit, restrict; entangle, tangle
Near Antonymsemancipate, free, liberate, loose, release, rescue; undo, unfasten, untangle, untie; detach, disengage
PINION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pinion for English Language Learners
: to tie up (someone's arms or legs) very tightly
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