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Definition of pinion verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pinion

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpɪnyən//
 
pinion somebody/something + adv./prep.Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pinion
 
he / she / it pinions
 
past simple pinioned
 
-ing form pinioning
 
 
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to hold or tie someone, especially by their arms, so that they cannot move His arms were pinioned to his sides. They were pinioned against the wall.
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