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Noun pinion has 3 senses
  1. pinion - a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack
    --1 is a kind of
    gear, gear wheel, cogwheel
    --1 has particulars: lantern pinion, lantern wheel
  2. flight feather, pinion, quill, quill feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
    --2 is a kind of feather, plume, plumage
    --2 is a part of wing
    --2 has particulars: primary, primary feather, primary quill; tail feather
    Derived form: verb pinion2
  3. pennon, pinion - wing of a bird
    --3 is a kind of wing
    --3 is a part of bird
    Derived form: verb pinion2
Verb pinion has 2 senses
  1. pinion, shackle - bind the arms of
    --1 is one way to restrain, confine, hold
    Sample sentence:
    They want to pinion the prisoners
  2. pinion - cut the wings off (of birds)
    --2 is one way to
    disable, disenable, incapacitate
    Derived forms: noun pinion3, noun pinion2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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