A long wooden pin used to fix planks of ship to the timbers


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PISTON SKIRT

That part of a piston below the piston pin bore.

PISTON PIN

A cylindrical pin that connects the connecting rod to the piston. Also known as wrist pin.

PIN JOINT

A joint made with a pin hinge which has a removable pin. pinnate joint See feather joint.

PEG

1. A small pointed or tapered piece, often cylindrical, used to pin down or fasten parts. 2. A projection used to hang or support objects.

METERING ROD

A device consisting of a long metallic pin of graduated diameters fitted to the main nozzle of a carburetor (on an internal combustion engine) or passage leading thereto in such a way that it measures or meters the amount of gasoline permitted to flow by it at various speeds. Also known as metering pin.

KNUCKLE PIN

The pin of a knuckle joint.

KINGPIN

[MECHENG] The pin for articulation between an automobile stub axle and an axle-beam or steering head. Also known as swivel pin.

INTRINSIC-BARRIER DIODE

A pin diode, in which a thin region of intrinsic material separates the p-type region and the n-type region.

INJECTION ELECTROLUMINESCENCE

Radiation resulting from recombination of minority charge carriers injected in a pn or pin junction that is biased in the forward direction. Also known as Lossev effect;recombination electroluminescence.

BELAY

To secure a rope by winding on a pin or cleat

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