Pinwork

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Pinwork to work flax-yarn on a wooden pin so as to make it more supple for ease in packing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. pinne, like Ir. and Gael. pinne, and Ger. pinn, from L. pinna or penna, a feather.