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    pinion - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pinion

    (noun) a gear with a small number of teeth designed to mesh with a larger wheel or rack Definition
    (noun) any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird Definition
    (noun) wing of a bird
    Synonyms : pennon
    (verb) bind the arms of
    Synonyms : shackle
    (verb) cut the wings off (of birds)
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for pinion

PINION ~ PIN+ON; when we PIN something, it will hold it and thereby prevent it from flying away .. (bind the arms of something)

sounds like pigeon

Think of PIN, Pinning sth to the ground so that it can not move->restrain

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