pin·​tle ˈpin-tᵊl How to pronounce pintle (audio)
: 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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Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Pintle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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