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1. pintle

noun. a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge.

Synonyms

  • pivot
  • flexible joint
  • pin

Antonyms

  • defeat
  • unfasten
  • unpin

Etymology

  • pintil (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pintel (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Sentences with pintle


1. Adjective
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.

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