pintle
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈpɪntəl/
Noun

pintle (plural pintles)

  1. (now dialectal) The penis, or tarse.
  2. (nautical) A pin or bolt, usually vertical, which acts as a pivot for a hinge or a rudder.
    • 2005, James Meek, The People’s Act of Love, Canongate (2006), page 31:
      The train had a searchlight mounted on a pintle on a flat car.
  3. (gunnery) An iron pin used to control recoil of a cannon or around which a gun carriage revolves.



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