pinner

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English pynner, pynnere, pinnere, equivalent to 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. A headdress like a cap, with long lappets.
  3. A cloth band for a gown.
    • John Gay
      With kerchief starched, and pinners clean.
    • Jonathan Swift
      pinners edged with colbertine

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

pinner (plural pinners)

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