pintle

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

Definition of pintle

: a usually upright pivot pin on which another part turns

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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“Pintle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pintle. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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