• WordNet 3.6
    • n pintle a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pintle (Mech) A hook or pin on which a rudder hangs and turns.
    • Pintle (Mech) A kingbolt of a wagon.
    • Pintle A little pin.
    • Pintle (Mech) A pivot about which the chassis swings, in some kinds of gun carriages.
    • Pintle An upright pivot pin
    • Pintle (Mech) The pivot pin of a hinge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pintle A pin upon which anything revolves, or which holds two things together while one or both are free to move in a certain way. In artillery, a long iron bolt about which the chassis traverses.
    • n pintle The penis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pintle pin′tl a little pin: a long iron bolt: the bolt or pin on which the rudder of a ship turns.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A diminutive of Pin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of pin.


In literature:

I want him to shove the pintle into the lower gudgeon.
"Moran of the Lady Letty" by Frank Norris
The pintles carried away, and it dropped off at last.
"Falk" by Joseph Conrad
A consoling wave lapped the empty pintles and gave the decaying craft a caress by the element whose mistress she so long had been.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
On examining our rudder, the pintles were found to be loose, and we were obliged to unhang it, and take it on shore to repair.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
At the top of the pintle, a cast-iron plate should support the base of the column above.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, No. 733, January 11, 1890" by Various
The "acorn" is the head of the "pintle" or pin that passes thru the knuckle.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
You will find the goods sunk astern, and the buoy-rope to them fastened to the lower pintle of the rudder.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Her rudder hung frozen upon its pintles, and looked as it should.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
A little before sunset, we were again swept on to the bank with such force as to draw the pintles of our rudder.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
A metal cleat bolted to the back of the stern-post for one of the pintles to rest upon, to lessen both strain and friction.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth

In news:

Manual pintle shaft controls each pump separately.
When the pressurized fuel reaches the injector , the pressure of the incoming fuel opens the pintle inside the injector and fuel is delivered through the injector 's nozzle and enters the combustion chamber in a very fine mist.