Etymology
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pintle (n.)

"the human penis," Old English pintel, a word of uncertain origin; perhaps a diminutive (compare Old Frisian pint, Danish dialectal pint, German Pint). Extended use in reference to a pin or bolt upon which anything revolves is by late 15c.

updated on June 17, 2020

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Definitions of pintle from WordNet

pintle (n.)
a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge;
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