pinner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pin +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

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. (obsolete) One who pins or impounds cattle.
  3. A headdress like a cap, with long lappets.
  4. A cloth band for a gown.
    • John Gay
      With kerchief starched, and pinners clean.
    • Jonathan Swift
      pinners edged with colbertine