noun. a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge.
- flexible joint
- pintil (Middle English (1100-1500))
- pintel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Sentences with pintle
When the injector is off, a spring-loaded rod pushes a needle valve -- aka "pintle" -- down into that hole to block it.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Do not allow the carburetor cleaner to run down the pintle into the electrical body of the idle air.