pin·​tle | \ ˈpin-tᵊl How to pronounce pintle (audio) \

Definition of pintle

: a usually upright pivot pin on which another part turns

Examples of pintle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The horizontal weld that attaches a mild steel angle to the slider rail for super doubles/pintle hook operations may be missing. Detroit Free Press, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of pintle

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pintle

Middle English pintel, literally, penis, from Old English; akin to Middle Low German pint penis, Old English pinn pin

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The first known use of pintle was in the 15th century

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“Pintle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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