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1. pinion

noun. ['ˈpɪnjən'] a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack.

Synonyms

  • lantern wheel
  • gear
  • gear wheel
  • geared wheel
  • cogwheel

Antonyms

  • unoriginal
  • unimportant
  • incidental
  • derived

Etymology

  • pignon (French)
  • -on (French)
  • pignon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penna (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word rack-and-pinion


1. Noun Phrase
Many people who remove rack and pinion systems choose to replace the slow factory box with something more performance-oriented.

2. Noun Phrase
Make sure it doesn't turn while the rack and pinion gear is disconnected.

3. Noun Phrase
The steering wheel is one end of the rack and pinion system.

4. Noun Phrase
Leaks in the steering system may drip onto the rack and pinion, making it appear to be leaking.

2. pinion

verb. ['ˈpɪnjən'] bind the arms of.

Synonyms

  • confine
  • restrain
  • hold

Antonyms

  • encourage
  • derestrict
  • deny
  • disagree

Etymology

  • pignon (French)
  • -on (French)
  • pignon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penna (Latin)

3. pinion

verb. ['ˈpɪnjən'] cut the wings off (of birds).

Synonyms

  • incapacitate
  • disable

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • free
  • increase

Etymology

  • pignon (French)
  • -on (French)
  • pignon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penna (Latin)

4. pinion

noun. ['ˈpɪnjən'] any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird.

Synonyms

  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • primary
  • primary feather
  • primary quill
  • tail feather
  • quill feather
  • wing
  • flight feather

Antonyms

  • dirty
  • disarrange
  • last
  • inessential

Etymology

  • pignon (French)
  • -on (French)
  • pignon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penna (Latin)

5. pinion

noun. ['ˈpɪnjən'] wing of a bird.

Synonyms

  • wing
  • pennon

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • underdress
  • dress down

Etymology

  • pignon (French)
  • -on (French)
  • pignon (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • penna (Latin)

6. rack

noun. ['ˈræk'] framework for holding objects.

Synonyms

  • bicycle rack
  • plate rack
  • towel rack
  • coat rack
  • dish rack
  • carrier
  • hatrack
  • hayrack
  • framework
  • towel horse
  • toastrack
  • coatrack
  • barbeque
  • pipe rack
  • tie rack

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • underdress

Etymology

  • rakken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reccan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. rack

verb. ['ˈræk'] go at a rack.

Synonyms

  • single-foot

Antonyms

  • attend
  • increased

Etymology

  • rakken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reccan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. rack

verb. ['ˈræk'] stretch to the limits.

Synonyms

  • try
  • strain

Antonyms

  • good health
  • be full
  • be well

Etymology

  • rakken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reccan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. rack

verb. ['ˈræk'] work on a rack.

Synonyms

  • work
  • work on
  • process

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity
  • pleasantness

Etymology

  • rakken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reccan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. rack

noun. ['ˈræk'] a support for displaying various articles.

Synonyms

  • spice rack
  • spit
  • cruet-stand
  • stand
  • support
  • tripod
  • music stand
  • music rack
  • magazine rack
  • dress rack

Antonyms

  • decompress
  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull

Etymology

  • rakken (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • reccan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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