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Definition of pinion verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pinion

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnjən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnjən//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pinion
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnjən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnjən//
 
he / she / it pinions
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnjənz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnjənz//
 
past simple pinioned
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnjənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnjənd//
 
past participle pinioned
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnjənd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnjənd//
 
-ing form pinioning
BrE BrE//ˈpɪnjənɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪnjənɪŋ//
 
 
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pinion somebody/something + adv./prep. to hold or tie somebody, especially by their arms, so that they cannot move His arms were pinioned to his sides. They were pinioned against the wall.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pinion

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