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[pin-tl] /ˈpɪn tl/
a pin or bolt, especially one on which something turns, as the gudgeon of a hinge.
a pin, bolt, or hook by which a gun or the like is attached to the rear of a towing vehicle.
a cast iron or steel base for a wooden post, often cast in a single piece with a cap for a lower post.
before 1100; Middle English pintel penis, Old English; cognate with Old Danish pintel Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pintle
  • pintle and fuel ring blanks allowed new injector designs to be manufactured quickly.
  • Unit must be outfitted with pintle hook, safety chains and required lights.
  • Must not be attached to the pintle hook or other attachment device.
  • Fuel samples are injected into the combustion chamber through a pintle-type injector nozzle.
  • Shall contain an adapter plate that attaches to either a pintle hitch or backhoe adapter.
  • Ensure that the pintle hook or ball hitch is properly locked.
  • Trailer mounted chippers may have a pintle hitch, king pin, or ball hitch.
  • All light sets must be powered by diesel fuel, be trailer mounted and have a pintle hitch.
British Dictionary definitions for pintle


a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
the link bolt, hook, or pin on a vehicle's towing bracket
the needle or plunger of the injection valve of an oil engine
Word Origin
Old English pintel penis
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