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piece by piece
adverb Date: 1560 by degrees ; piecemeal
pièce d'occasion
foreign term Etymology: French piece for a special occasion
pièce de résistance
noun (plural pièces de résistance) Etymology: French, literally, piece of resistance Date: 1839 1. the chief dish of a meal 2. an outstanding item or event ; showpiece
piece goods
noun plural Date: 1665 cloth fabrics sold from the bolt at retail in lengths specified by the customer — called also yard goods
pièce justificative
foreign term Etymology: French justificatory paper ; document serving as evidence
pièce montée
foreign term Etymology: French set piece ; food that has been decoratively shaped or arranged
piece of cake
Date: 1935 something easily done ; cinch, breeze
piece of eight
Date: 1610 an old Spanish peso of eight reals
piece of one's mind
phrasal a severe scolding ; tongue-lashing
piece of the action
phrasal a share in activity or profit
piece of work
Date: 1928 a complicated, difficult, or eccentric person
piece-dye
transitive verb Date: 1920 to dye after weaving or knitting
piecemeal
I. adverb Date: 14th century 1. one piece at a time ; gradually 2. in pieces or fragments ; apart II. adjective Date: 1600 done, made, or accomplished piece by piece or ...
piecer
noun see piece II
piecewise
adverb Date: 1674 with respect to a number of discrete intervals, sets, or pieces
piecework
noun Date: 1549 work done by the piece and paid for at a set rate per unit • pieceworker noun
pieceworker
noun see piecework
piecrust
noun Date: 1582 the pastry shell of a pie
pied
I. adjective Date: 14th century of two or more colors in blotches; also wearing or having a parti-colored coat II. past and past participle of pi or of pie
pied piper
noun Usage: often capitalized both Ps Etymology: the Pied Piper, hero of a German folktale who charmed the rats of Hameln, Germany, into a river Date: 1925 1. one that ...
pied-à-terre
noun (plural pieds-à-terre) Etymology: French, literally, foot to the ground Date: 1829 a temporary or second lodging
piedmont
adjective Etymology: Piedmont, region of Italy Date: 1855 lying or formed at the base of mountains • piedmont noun
Piedmont
geographical name 1. upland region E United States lying E of the Appalachian Mountains between SE New York & central Alabama 2. (or Italian Piemonte) region NW Italy ...
Piedmontese
adjective or noun see Piedmont
Piedras Negras
geographical name city N Mexico in Coahuila on the Rio Grande population 98,177
piehole
noun Date: 1993 slang mouth 1a
pieing
present part of pi or of pie
Piemonte
geographical name see Piedmont 2
pieplant
noun Date: 1838 garden rhubarb
pier
noun Etymology: Middle English per, from Old English, from Medieval Latin pera Date: 12th century 1. an intermediate support for the adjacent ends of two bridge spans 2. a ...
pier glass
noun Date: 1703 a large high mirror; especially one designed to occupy the wall space between windows — called also pier mirror
pier mirror
noun see pier glass
pier table
noun Date: 1765 a table to be placed under a pier glass
pierce
verb (pierced; piercing) Etymology: Middle English percen, from Anglo-French percer, from Vulgar Latin *pertusiare, from Latin pertusus, past participle of pertundere to ...
Pierce
biographical name Franklin 1804-1869 14th president of the United States (1853-57)
pierced
adjective Date: 14th century 1. having holes; especially decorated with perforations 2. having the flesh punctured for the attachment of a piece of jewelry 3. designed ...
piercer
noun see pierce
piercing
I. adjective Date: 14th century penetrating: as a. loud, shrill b. perceptive c. penetratingly cold ; biting d. cutting, incisive • piercingly ...
piercingly
adverb see piercing I
Pieria
geographical name ancient region NE Greece in Macedonia N of Thessaly
Pierian
adjective Date: 1591 1. of or relating to the region of Pieria in ancient Macedonia or to the Muses who were once worshipped there 2. of or relating to learning or poetry
Piero della Francesca
or de'Franceschi biographical name circa 1420-1492 Italian painter
pierogi
also pirogi noun (plural -gi; also -gies) Etymology: Polish, plural of pieróg dumpling, pierogi Date: 1811 a case of dough filled with a savory filling (as of meat, cheese, ...
Pierre
geographical name city capital of South Dakota on Missouri River population 13,876
Pierrefonds
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec W of Montreal population 54,963
Pierrot
noun Etymology: French, diminutive of Pierre Peter Date: circa 1770 a stock comic character of old French pantomime usually having a whitened face and wearing loose white ...
pies
plural of pi or of pie
pietà
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Italian, literally, pity, from Latin pietat-, pietas Date: 1644 a representation of the Virgin Mary mourning over the dead body of ...
Pietermaritzburg
geographical name city E Republic of South Africa in S central KwaZulu-Natal population 128,598
pietism
noun Date: 1697 1. capitalized a 17th century religious movement originating in Germany in reaction to formalism and intellectualism and stressing Bible study and personal ...
pietist
adjective or noun see pietism
pietistic
adjective Date: 1830 1. of or relating to Pietism 2. a. of or relating to religious devotion or devout persons b. marked by overly sentimental or emotional devotion to ...
pietistically
adverb see pietistic
piety
noun (plural pieties) Etymology: French pieté piety, pity, from Old French, from Latin pietat-, pietas, from pius dutiful, pious Date: 1579 1. the quality or state of being ...
piezo-
combining form Etymology: Greek piezein to press; perhaps akin to Sanskrit pīḍayati he squeezes pressure
piezoelectric
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1883 of, relating to, marked by, or functioning by means of piezoelectricity • piezoelectrically adverb
piezoelectrically
adverb see piezoelectric
piezoelectricity
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1883 electricity or electric polarity due to pressure especially in a crystalline substance (as quartz)
piezometer
noun Date: 1820 an instrument for measuring pressure or compressibility; especially one for measuring the change of pressure of a material subjected to hydrostatic pressure ...
piezometric
adjective see piezometer
piffle
I. intransitive verb (piffled; piffling) Etymology: perhaps blend of piddle and trifle Date: circa 1878 to talk or act in a trivial, inept, or ineffective way II. noun ...
piffling
adjective Date: 1864 of little worth or importance ; trivial
pig
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English pigge Date: 13th century 1. a. a young domesticated swine not yet sexually mature; broadly a wild or domestic ...
pig in a blanket
noun (plural pigs in a blanket or pigs in blankets) Date: 1926 a frankfurter served in a wrapper of baked dough
pig in a poke
Date: 1562 something offered in such a way as to obscure its real nature or worth
pig iron
noun Date: 1665 crude iron that is the direct product of the blast furnace and is refined to produce steel, wrought iron, or ingot iron
pig latin
noun Usage: often capitalized L Date: 1929 a jargon that is made by systematic alteration of English (as ipskay the ointjay for skip the joint)
pig out
intransitive verb Date: 1978 to eat greedily ; gorge • pig-out noun
pig-out
noun see pig out
pigboat
noun Date: 1921 submarine
pigeon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pygoun, pijun, from Late Latin pipion-, pipio young bird, from Latin pipire to chirp Date: 14th century 1. any of a ...
pigeon breast
noun Date: 1842 a deformity of the chest marked by sharp projection of the sternum
pigeon hawk
noun Date: circa 1728 merlin — used for one of North America
pigeon pea
noun Date: 1725 a leguminous shrubby herb (Cajanus cajan) with trifoliate leaves, yellow flowers, and flattened pods that is much cultivated especially in the tropics; also ...
pigeon-livered
adjective Date: 1602 gentle, mild
pigeon-toed
adjective Date: 1786 having the toes and forefoot turned inward
pigeonhole
I. noun Date: 1577 1. a hole or small recess for pigeons to nest 2. a small open compartment (as in a desk or cabinet) for keeping letters or documents 3. a neat category ...
pigeonholer
noun see pigeonhole II
pigeonite
noun Etymology: Pigeon Point, northeast Minnesota + 1-ite Date: 1900 a monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group
pigeonwing
noun Date: circa 1808 a fancy dance step executed by jumping and striking the legs together
pigfish
noun Date: 1860 a saltwater grunt (Orthopristis chrysoptera) that is a food fish found from Long Island, New York, southward
piggery
noun (plural -geries) Date: 1781 1. a place where swine are kept 2. swinish behavior
piggin
noun Etymology: Middle English pygyn Date: 14th century a small wooden pail with one stave extended upward as a handle
piggish
adjective Date: 1820 1. of, relating to, or suggestive of a pig 2. having qualities associated with a pig • piggishly adverb • piggishness noun
piggishly
adverb see piggish
piggishness
noun see piggish
piggy
adjective (piggier; -est) Date: circa 1845 piggish
piggy bank
noun Date: 1941 a coin bank often in the shape of a pig
piggyback
I. adverb also pickaback Etymology: alteration of earlier a pick pack, of unknown origin Date: 1565 1. up on the back and shoulders 2. on or as if on the back of another; ...
pigheaded
adjective Date: 1620 willfully or perversely unyielding ; obstinate • pigheadedly adverb • pigheadedness noun
pigheadedly
adverb see pigheaded
pigheadedness
noun see pigheaded
piglet
noun Date: 1861 a small usually young swine
piglike
adjective see pig I
pigment
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, spice, dye, from Latin pigmentum coloring substance, from pingere to paint — more at paint Date: 14th century 1. a substance that imparts ...
pigmentary
adjective see pigment I
pigmentation
noun Date: 1866 coloration with or deposition of pigment; especially an excessive deposition of bodily pigment
pigmy
variant of pygmy
pignoli
or pignolia noun (plural -li or -lis or -lia or -lias) Etymology: pignoli from Italian, plural of pignolo, pinolo, from pigna, pina pine cone, from Latin pinea; pignolia perhaps ...
pignolia
noun see pignoli
pignut
noun Date: 1666 1. any of several bitter-flavored hickory nuts 2. a hickory (as Carya glabra and C. cordiformis) bearing pignuts
pigpen
noun Date: 1803 1. a pen for pigs 2. a dirty slovenly place
Pigs, Bay of
or Bahía de Cochinos geographical name bay W Cuba on S coast
pigskin
noun Date: 1852 1. the skin of a swine or leather made of it 2. a. a jockey's saddle b. football 2a
pigstick
intransitive verb Date: 1891 to hunt the wild boar on horseback with a spear • pigsticker noun
pigsticker
noun see pigstick
pigsty
noun Date: 1580 pigpen
pigtail
noun Date: 1688 1. tobacco in small twisted strands or rolls 2. a tight braid of hair
pigtailed
adjective Date: 1754 wearing a pigtail
pigweed
noun Date: circa 1801 any of various vigorous weedy plants especially of the goosefoot or amaranth families
piing
present part of pi or of pie
PIK
abbreviation payment in kind
Pik Kommunizma
geographical name — see Communism Peak
Pik Pobedy
geographical name — see Pobeda Peak
pika
noun Etymology: perhaps from Evenki (Tungusic language of Siberia) Date: 1827 any of various short-eared small lagomorph mammals (family Ochotonidae) of rocky uplands of Asia ...
pikake
noun Etymology: Hawaiian pīkake, literally, peacock, from English Date: 1933 an evergreen climbing jasmine (Jasminum sambac) of Asia long cultivated for its profuse fragrant ...
Pike
biographical name Zebulon Montgomery 1779-1813 American general & explorer
pike
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīc pickax Date: 13th century 1. pikestaff 1 2. a sharp point or spike; also the tip of a spear • piked ...
pike perch
noun Date: 1842 a fish (as the walleye) of the perch family that resembles the pike
piked
adjective see pike I
pikeman
noun Date: circa 1550 a soldier armed with a pike
pikeminnow
noun Date: 1998 squawfish
piker
noun Etymology: pike to play cautiously, of unknown origin Date: circa 1889 1. one who gambles or speculates with small amounts of money 2. one who does things in a small ...
Pikes Peak
geographical name mountain 14,110 feet (4301 meters) E central Colorado at S end of Front Range
pikestaff
noun Date: 14th century 1. a spiked staff for use on slippery ground 2. the staff of a foot soldier's pike
piki
noun Etymology: Hopi píki Date: circa 1889 bread made especially from blue cornmeal and baked in thin sheets by the Indians of the southwestern United States
pilaf
also pilaff or pilau or pilaw noun Etymology: Turkish & Persian; Turkish pilav, from Persian pilāv Date: circa 1612 a dish made of seasoned rice and often meat
pilaff
noun see pilaf
pilaster
noun Etymology: Middle French pilastre, from Italian pilastro Date: 1575 an upright architectural member that is rectangular in plan and is structurally a pier but ...
Pilate
biographical name Pontius died after A.D. 36 Roman procurator of Judea (26-circa 36)
Pilates
trademark — used for an exercise regimen typically performed with the use of specialized apparatus
Pilatus
geographical name mountain 6983 feet (2128 meters) central Switzerland in Unterwalden SW of Lucerne
pilau
noun see pilaf
pilaw
noun see pilaf
pilchard
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1530 1. a fish (Sardina pilchardus) of the herring family that occurs in great schools along the coasts of Europe — compare ...
Pilcomayo
geographical name river 1000 miles (1609 kilometers) S central South America rising in Bolivia & flowing SE on Argentina-Paraguay boundary into Paraguay River
pile
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, dart, quill, pole driven into the ground, from Old English pīl, from Latin pilum javelin Date: 12th century 1. a long slender column ...
pile driver
noun Date: 1772 a machine for driving down piles with a drop hammer or a steam or air hammer
pileated
adjective Date: circa 1728 having a crest covering the pileum
pileated woodpecker
noun Date: 1782 a large red-crested North American woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) that is black with white on the face, neck, and undersides of the wings
piled
adjective Date: 15th century having a pile
pileless
adjective see pile V
piles
noun see hemorrhoid
pileum
noun (plural pilea) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin pileus, pileum felt cap; akin to Greek pilos felt Date: 1874 the top of the head of a bird from the bill to the nape
pileup
noun Date: circa 1929 1. a collision involving usually several motor vehicles 2. a. a jammed tangled mass or pile (as of motor vehicles or people) resulting from ...
pileus
noun (plural pilei) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Date: 1715 1. [Latin] a pointed or close-fitting cap worn by ancient Romans 2. the convex, concave, or flattened ...
pilewort
noun Etymology: Middle English pyle wort; from its use in treating piles Date: 15th century lesser celandine
pilfer
verb (pilfered; pilfering) Etymology: Middle French pelfrer, from pelfre booty Date: circa 1548 intransitive verb steal; especially to steal stealthily in small amounts ...
pilferable
adjective see pilfer
pilferage
noun see pilfer
pilferer
noun see pilfer
pilferproof
adjective see pilfer
pilgarlic
noun Etymology: pilled garlic Date: circa 1529 1. a. a bald head b. a bald-headed man 2. a man looked upon with humorous contempt or mock pity
pilgrim
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pelerin, pilegrin, from Late Latin pelegrinus, alteration of Latin peregrinus foreigner, from peregrinus, adjective, foreign, ...
pilgrim bottle
noun Date: 1874 costrel
pilgrimage
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. a journey of a pilgrim; especially one to a shrine or a sacred place 2. the course of life on earth II. intransitive verb (-aged; -aging) ...
piling
noun Date: 15th century a structure of piles; also pile
Pílion
geographical name — see Pelion
Pilipinas
geographical name see Philippines
Pilipino
noun Etymology: Tagalog, literally, Philippine, from Spanish Filipino Date: 1936 Filipino 3
pill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English pilen, pillen, partly from Old English pilian to peel, partly from Anglo-French piler to rob Date: 12th century intransitive verb dialect ...
pill bug
noun Etymology: 2pill; from its rolling into a ball when disturbed Date: 1843 wood louse; especially a wood louse capable of curling itself into a ball
pillage
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pilage, from Anglo-French, from piler to rob, plunder Date: 14th century 1. the act of looting or plundering especially in war 2. ...
pillager
noun see pillage II
pillar
I. noun Etymology: Middle English piler, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin pilare, from Latin pila Date: 13th century 1. a. a firm upright support for a ...
pillar-box
noun Date: 1858 British a pillar-shaped mailbox
pillarless
adjective see pillar I
Pillars of Hercules
geographical name the two promontories at E end of Strait of Gibraltar: Rock of Gibraltar (in Europe) & Jebel Musa (in Africa)
pillbox
noun Date: 1730 1. a box for pills; especially a shallow round box of pasteboard 2. a small low concrete emplacement for machine guns and antitank weapons 3. a small ...
pillion
I. noun Etymology: Scottish Gaelic or Irish; Scottish Gaelic pillean, diminutive of peall covering, couch; Irish pillín, diminutive of peall covering, couch Date: 1503 1. ...
pillory
I. noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French pilori Date: 13th century 1. a device formerly used for publicly punishing offenders consisting of a ...
pillow
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pilwe, from Old English pyle (akin to Old High German pfuliwi), from Latin pulvinus Date: before 12th century 1. a. a support for the ...
pillow block
noun Date: 1814 a block or standard to support a journal (as of a shaft) ; bearing
pillow lace
noun Etymology: from its being worked over a pillow on which the pattern is marked Date: circa 1855 lace made with a bobbin
pillow slip
noun Date: circa 1828 pillowcase
pillow talk
noun Date: 1939 intimate conversation between lovers in bed
pillowcase
noun Date: 1724 a removable covering for a pillow
pillowy
adjective see pillow I
pilocarpine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from New Latin Pilocarpus jaborandi, species of tropical shrubs Date: 1875 a miotic alkaloid C11H16N2O2 obtained from ...
pilonidal
adjective Etymology: Latin pilus hair + nidus nest Date: 1880 of, relating to, or being a hair-containing cyst of the skin in the lower-back region near the upper crease of ...
Pílos
geographical name town & port SW Greece in SW Peloponnese
pilose
adjective Etymology: Latin pilosus, from pilus hair Date: 1753 covered with usually soft hair • pilosity noun
pilosity
noun see pilose
pilot
I. noun Etymology: Middle French pilote, from Italian pilota, alteration of pedota, from Middle Greek *pēdōtēs, from Greek pēda steering oars, plural of pēdon oar; probably ...
pilot biscuit
noun Date: 1836 hardtack — called also pilot bread
pilot bread
noun see pilot biscuit
pilot engine
noun Date: 1838 a locomotive going in advance of a train to make sure that the way is clear
pilot fish
noun Date: 1634 a pelagic carangid fish (Naucrates ductor) that has dark stripes and often swims in company with a shark
pilot lamp
noun see pilot light
pilot light
noun Date: circa 1890 1. an indicator light showing where a switch or circuit breaker is located or whether a motor is in operation or power is on — called also pilot ...
pilot officer
noun Date: 1919 a commissioned officer in the British air force who ranks with a second lieutenant in the army
pilot whale
noun Date: 1867 either of two chiefly black medium-sized toothed whales (Globicephala melaena syn. G. melas and G. macrorhynchus) — called also blackfish
pilotage
noun Date: circa 1618 1. the action or business of piloting 2. the compensation paid to a licensed ship's pilot
pilothouse
noun Date: 1846 a deckhouse for a ship's helmsman containing the steering wheel, compass, and navigating equipment
pilotless
adjective see pilot I
pilsener
noun see pilsner
pilsner
or pilsener noun Etymology: German, literally, of Pilsen (Plzeň), city in the Czech Republic Date: 1877 1. a light beer with a strong flavor of hops 2. a tall slender ...
Piltdown man
noun Etymology: Piltdown, East Sussex, England Date: circa 1918 a supposedly very early hominid erroneously reconstructed from a combination of human and animal skeletal ...
pilular
adjective Date: 1802 of, relating to, or resembling a pill
pilule
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin pilula pill — more at pill Date: 1543 a little pill
pilus
noun (plural pili) Etymology: Latin Date: circa 1880 a hair or a structure (as on the surface of a bacterial cell) resembling a hair
Pima
noun (plural Pimas or Pima) Etymology: American Spanish, short for earlier Pimahitos, Pima Aytos, from O'odham (18th century) pimahaitu nothing Date: 1850 1. a member of an ...
pima cotton
noun Etymology: Pima County, Arizona Date: 1925 a cotton that produces fiber of exceptional strength and firmness and that was developed in the southwestern United States by ...
Piman
adjective see Pima
pimento
noun (plural -tos or -to) Etymology: Spanish pimienta allspice, pepper, from Late Latin pigmenta, plural of pigmentum plant juice, from Latin, pigment Date: 1660 1. allspice ...
pimento cheese
noun Date: 1916 a Neufchâtel, process, cream, or occasionally cheddar cheese to which ground pimientos have been added
pimiento
noun (plural -tos) Etymology: Spanish from pimienta Date: 1843 1. any of various bluntly conical thick-fleshed sweet peppers of European origin that have a distinctive mild ...
Pimlico
geographical name district of W London, England, in SW Westminster
pimp
I. noun Etymology: probably akin to British dialect pimp small bundle of sticks, Middle English pymple papule, German Pimpf young boy, kid, literally, little fart, Pumpf, Pumps ...
pimpernel
noun Etymology: Middle English pimpernele, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pimpinella, a medicinal herb Date: 14th century any of a genus (Anagallis) of herbs of the ...
pimping
adjective Etymology: probably akin to Middle English pymple papule — more at pimp Date: 1640 1. petty, insignificant 2. chiefly dialect puny, sickly
pimple
noun Etymology: Middle English pymple; akin to Old English piplian to break out in pimples, and probably to English pimp — more at pimp Date: 14th century 1. a small ...
pimpled
adjective see pimple
pimply
adjective see pimple
pimpmobile
noun Date: 1971 an ostentatious luxury car of a kind characteristically used by a pimp
PIN
abbreviation personal identification number
pin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pinn (akin to Old High German pfinn peg), perhaps from Latin pinna quill, feather — more at pen Date: before 12th century ...
pin curl
noun Date: 1896 a curl made usually by dampening a strand of hair with water or lotion, coiling it, and securing it by a hairpin or clip
pin money
noun Date: 1697 1. a. money given by a man to his wife for her own use b. money set aside for the purchase of incidentals 2. a trivial amount of money
pin oak
noun Date: 1813 a pyramidally crowned deciduous oak (Quercus palustris) especially of wet regions of the eastern United States that has deeply cleft toothed leaves and rather ...
pin-striped
adjective see pinstripe
pin-table
noun Date: 1936 British pinball machine
piña cloth
noun Etymology: Spanish piña pineapple, pinecone, from Latin pinea pinecone — more at pineal Date: circa 1858 a lustrous transparent cloth of Philippine origin that is ...
piña colada
noun Etymology: Spanish, literally, strained pineapple Date: 1922 a tall drink made of rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice mixed with ice
pinafore
noun Etymology: 2pin + afore Date: 1782 a sleeveless usually low-necked garment fastened in the back and worn as an apron or dress • pinafored adjective
pinafored
adjective see pinafore
Pinar del Río
geographical name city & port W Cuba population 121,774
piñata
or pinata noun Etymology: Spanish piñata, literally, pot, from Italian pignatta, probably from pigna pinecone — more at pignoli Date: 1883 a decorated vessel (as of ...
pinata
noun see piñata
Pinatubo, Mount
geographical name volcano N Philippines on Luzon
pinball
intransitive verb Date: 1974 to move abruptly from one place to another
pinball game
noun see pinball machine
pinball machine
noun Date: 1936 an amusement device in which a ball propelled by a plunger scores points as it rolls down a slanting surface among pins and targets — called also pinball game
pinbone
noun Date: 1640 the hipbone especially of a quadruped — see cow illustration
pince-nez
noun (plural pince-nez) Etymology: French, from pincer to pinch + nez nose, from Latin nasus — more at nose Date: 1876 eyeglasses clipped to the nose by a spring
pincer
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Middle English pinceour, from Anglo-French *pinceour, pinchure, from Anglo-French *pincher, pincer to pinch, from ...
pincer movement
noun Date: 1938 1. a military attack by two coordinated forces that close in on an enemy position from different directions 2. a combination of two forces acting against an ...
pincerlike
adjective see pincer
pinch
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French *pincher, pincer Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to squeeze between the finger and thumb or between the ...
pinch bar
noun Date: 1837 a bar similar in form and use to a crowbar and sometimes having an end adapted for pulling spikes or inserting under a heavy wheel that is to be rolled
pinch hit
noun Date: 1927 a hit made by a pinch hitter
pinch hitter
noun Date: 1912 one that pinch-hits
pinch pennies
phrasal to practice strict economy
pinch-hit
intransitive verb Etymology: back-formation from pinch hitter Date: 1915 1. to act or serve in place of another 2. to bat in the place of another player especially when a ...
pinchbeck
noun Etymology: Christopher Pinchbeck died 1732 English watchmaker Date: 1734 1. an alloy of copper and zinc used especially to imitate gold in jewelry 2. something ...
pincher
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that pinches 2. plural pincers
Pinchot
biographical name Gifford 1865-1946 American conservationist & politician
pinchpenny
adjective Date: 1582 stingy, niggardly
Pinckney
biographical name Charles Cotesworth 1746-1825 American statesman
pincushion
noun Date: 1632 a small cushion in which pins may be stuck ready for use
pincushion flower
noun Date: 1856 any of several scabiouses (especially Scabiosa atropurpurea, S. caucasica, or S. columbaria)
Pindar
biographical name circa 522-circa 438 B.C. Greek poet
Pindaric
I. adjective Date: 1640 1. of or relating to the poet Pindar 2. written in the manner or style characteristic of Pindar II. noun Date: 1671 1. a Pindaric ode 2. plural ...
Pindus Mountains
geographical name mountains N Greece between Epirus & Thessaly
pine
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pīn, from Latin pinus; probably akin to Greek pitys pine Date: before 12th century 1. any of a ...
Pine Bluff
geographical name city SE central Arkansas population 55,085
pine marten
noun Date: 1768 an American marten (Martes americana) found mainly in coniferous forests; also a Eurasian marten (Martes martes)
pine nut
noun Date: before 12th century the edible seed of any of several pines — compare pinon
pine siskin
noun Date: 1887 a North American finch (Carduelis pinus of the family Fringillidae) with streaked plumage
pine snake
noun Date: 1791 a large constricting colubrid snake (Pituophis melanoleucus) that is typically white and black and occurs especially in coastal regions of eastern North ...
pine tar
noun Date: 1880 tar obtained by destructive distillation of pinewood and used especially in roofing and soaps and in the treatment of skin diseases
pineal
adjective Etymology: French pinéal, from Middle French, from Latin pinea pinecone, from feminine of pineus of pine, from pinus Date: 1681 of, relating to, or secreted by the ...
pineal body
noun see pineal gland
pineal gland
noun Date: 1712 a small usually conical appendage of the brain of all craniate vertebrates that functions primarily as an endocrine organ and that in a few reptiles has the ...
pineal organ
noun see pineal gland

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