Pin rail

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pin rail (Naut) a rail, usually within the bulwarks, to hold belaying pins. Sometimes applied to the fife rail. Called also pin rack.
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Marcus put a nickel and two crossed pins upon the rail, and waved his hat to the passengers as the train roared past.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
Margaret did not disdain the aid of my hand as she climbed upon the pin- rail at the foot of the weather jigger-rigging.
"The Mutiny of the Elsinore" by Jack London
Not a pin was torn up nor a rail displaced.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
This is a perfectly round pin driven firmly in the balance rail.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
Then he was drawn over to the rail and made fast to a belaying pin.
"Stand By The Union" by Oliver Optic
The switch rails could not be forced over without shearing off the pin.
"Danger Signals" by John A. Hill and Jasper Ewing Brady
Then, all of a sudden, the clothes pin was pulled over the edge of the roof railing.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
Wood pins fasten these rails and posts together.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
I could do nothing but hold the lady firm and grasp a pin in its rail.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
The belaying pins of the fife-rail; called also Jack-pins.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
To make scissors by laying two pins crosswise on the rail for the cars to pass over was one of their most pleasant pastimes.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
He struggled to arise, got upon his knees, reached upward and grasped a belaying-pin in the rail above.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
A coil of rope hurtling from a height comes rattling to the rail, to be secured to its own particular belaying-pin.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
This ball is suspended behind the top rail of a chair by means of a pin.
"Magic" by Ellis Stanyon
The switch rails could not be forced over without shearing off the pin.
"Stories of the Railroad" by John A. Hill
Over the railing Freddie tossed his bent-pin hook and line.
"The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea" by Laura Lee Hope
The manner in which the upper rail of the back passes through the side uprights and is "pinned" is good.
"Principles of Decorative Design" by Christopher Dresser
I stepped over to the pin-rail and pulled out a wooden belaying-pin.
"The Flying Bo'sun" by Arthur Mason
There she was, looking over the rail, as neat as a pin, in a blue serge dress, with a white veil tied over her hair, watching me.
"The Diva's Ruby" by F. Marion Crawford
The pin struck the gleaming car-rail, skidded, turned and came to rest before Sherman's cage.
"The Onslaught from Rigel" by Fletcher Pratt
***

In news:

Wearing a brown robe and a huge black pin of Africa on his chest, Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi used his United Nations debut to rail against what he sees as the inequalities of the UN system.
Also in the police report, both parties made allegations about theft of equipment including jump rails, cups and pins that had been used during the show.
A cow hit the gate and pinned Tracy Tyrone Harris against the rails inside the barn.
While Alaska works on increasing the throughput in the oil pipeline and on pinning down a natural gas project, it has another important resource development project underway — the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension.
***