Definition of pinrail

  1. :  a rail or strip fitted with pins or for holding pins: such as a :  a rail that holds belaying pins; especially :  one along the bulwarks b :  a beam at one side of a theater stage through which wooden or metal pins are driven and to which lines from the flies are fastened

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a brief usually trivial fact

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