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  • IPA(key): /ˈpɪnə(ɹ)/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English pynner, pynnere, pinnere, equivalent to pin +‎ -er.


pinner (plural pinners)

  1. Agent noun of pin; one who pins.
    • 2009, Harold Bergsma, The Opium Eaters, page 181:
      This wrestler or pahlwan was a devotee of the old type of wrestling, in which the opponent is thrown down and pinned, unable to get out from under the pinner.
  2. A headdress like a cap, with long lappets.
  3. A cloth band for a gown.
    • 1708, [Jonathan Swift], “The Metamorphosis of Baucis and Philemon, Burlesqu’d; from the 8th Book of Ovid”, in Baucis and Philemon; a Poem. [], London: [] H. Hills, [], published 1709, OCLC 745157818, page 7:
      Inſtead of Home-ſpun quoifs were ſeen / Good Pinners, edg'd with Colberteen: [...]
    • 1714, J[ohn] Gay, “Friday; or, The Dirge”, in The Shepherd’s Week. In Six Pastorals, London: [] R. Burleigh [], OCLC 22942401, lines 55–58, page 44:
      If by the dairy's hatch I chance to hie, / I ſhall her goodly countenance eſpie, / For there her goodly countenance I've ſeen, / Set off with kerchief ſtarch'd and pinners clean.

Etymology 2[edit]

Variant of pinder, from Middle English pindere, pyndere, pundere, pendere, equivalent to pend (to pen) +‎ -er.


pinner (plural pinners)

  1. (obsolete) One who pins or impounds cattle; a pinder.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]


pinner m

  1. indefinite plural of pinne