A pinfall or pin is a victory condition in various forms of professional wrestling that is met by holding an opponent's shoulders on the wrestling mat for a prescribed period of time. In professional wrestling, a pinfall is a common method of winning a match and typically must be held for a count of three by the referee.

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  1. A small device, made (usually) of drawn-out steel wire with one end sharpened and the other flattened or rounded into a head, used for fastening.
  2. A small nail with a head and a sharp point.
  3. A cylinder often of wood or metal used to fasten or as a bearing between two parts.
    Pull the pin out of the grenade before throwing it at the enemy.
  4. A slender object specially designed for use in a specific game or sport, such as skittles or bowling.
  5. (in plural pins; informal) A leg.
    I'm not so good on my pins these days.
  6. Any of the individual connecting elements of a multipole electrical connector.
    The UK standard connector for domestic mains electricity has three pins.
  7. A piece of jewellery that is attached to clothing with a pin.
  8. A simple accessory that can be attached to clothing with a pin or fastener, often round and bearing a design, logo or message, and used for decoration, identification or to show political affiliation, etc.
  9. A scenario in which moving a lesser piece to escape from attack would expose a more valuable piece to attack.
  10. The spot at the exact centre of the house (the target area)
    The shot landed right on the pin.
  11. A mood, a state of being.
  12. One of a row of pegs in the side of an ancient drinking cup to mark how much each person should drink.
  13. caligo
  14. A thing of small value; a trifle.
  15. A peg in musical instruments for increasing or relaxing the tension of the strings.
  16. A short shaft, sometimes forming a bolt, a part of which serves as a journal.
  17. The tenon of a dovetail joint.


  1. (often followed by a preposition such as to or on) To fasten or attach (something) with a pin.
  2. To cause (a piece) to be in a pin.
  3. To pin down (someone).
  4. To enclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
  5. To attach (an icon, application, etc.) to another item.
    to pin a window to the Taskbar

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