Pinioned
Pinion Pin"ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinioning}.] 1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. To disable by cutting off the pinion joint. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

3. To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Her elbows pinioned close upon her hips. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

4. Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up. ``Pinioned up by formal rules of state.'' --Norris. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pinioned — Pin ioned, a. Having wings or pinions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinioned — adjective see pinion I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pinioned — pin·ion || pɪnɪən n. wing; feather, plume v. clip the wing of a bird; cut off the wing of a bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinioned — pin·ioned …   English syllables

  • pinioned — adjective 1. (of birds) especially having the flight feathers • Similar to: ↑winged 2. bound fast especially having the arms restrained • Similar to: ↑bound …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pinion — Pin ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinioning}.] 1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To disable by cutting off the pinion joint. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. To disable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinioning — Pinion Pin ion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pinioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pinioning}.] 1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To disable by cutting off the pinion joint. Johnson. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinion — [[t]pɪ̱njən[/t]] pinions, pinioning, pinioned VERB If you are pinioned, someone prevents you from moving or escaping, especially by holding or tying your arms. [be V ed] At nine the next morning Bentley was pinioned, hooded and hanged. [Also V n] …   English dictionary

  • pinion — I UK [ˈpɪnjən] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pinion : present tense I/you/we/they pinion he/she/it pinions present participle pinioning past tense pinioned past participle pinioned to prevent someone from moving by holding or tying their arms …   English dictionary

  • pin|ion — pin|ion1 «PIHN yuhn», noun, verb. –n. 1. the last joint of a bird s wing. The bones of the pinion correspond to those of the human wrist and hand. The flight feathers grow on the pinion. 2. the wing of a bird, as used for flight; flying feathers …   Useful english dictionary

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