What is pin?

  • (noun): Cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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... PIN may be an abbreviation for Personal identification number, a password used to access an automated teller machine or other secured system Blackberry PIN, an ...
Wi-Fi Protected Setup - Security
... and implementation flaw that makes brute-force attacks against PIN-based WPS feasible to perform on WPS-enabled Wi-Fi networks ... enrollee when attempting to validate a PIN ... The PIN is an eight digit number used to add new WPA enrolees to the network ...
Pin Oak, West Virginia
... Pin Oak is an unincorporated community in Hampshire County in the U.S ... Pin Oak is located along West Virginia Route 29 between Paw Paw and Forks of Cacapon ... Pin Oak is roughly centered at the intersection of Pin Oak Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 29/3) and Cabin Run Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 29/4) with West Virginia Route 29 ...
Decimalization Table Attack
... insider at a bank to discover Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) by exploiting a design flaw in the Hardware Security Module used to protect the PIN ... PINs for payment cards are usually generated by encrypting the card number under a secret key held securely by the issuing bank ... table is then used to convert this value to a PIN with digits in the range 0 to 9, for instance mapping A to 0, B to 1, etc ...
List Of Integrated Circuit Packaging Types - Pin Grid Arrays
... OPGA Organic Pin Grid Array FCPGA Flip-chip Pin Grid Array PAC Pin Array Cartridge PGA Pin grid array (also known as PPGA) CPGA Ceramic Pin Grid Array ...

More definitions of "pin":

  • (verb): Immobilize a piece.
  • (verb): Pierce with a pin.
    Example: "Pin down the butterfly"
  • (noun): A club-shaped wooden object used in bowling; set up in groups as a target.
    Synonyms: bowling pin
  • (noun): Flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf green.
    Synonyms: flag
  • (noun): Axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns.
    Synonyms: pivot
  • (verb): Attach or fasten with pins.
  • (noun): Small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc..
    Synonyms: peg
  • (noun): A small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things.
  • (noun): When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat.
    Synonyms: fall
  • (noun): A holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing.
    Synonyms: peg, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock
  • (noun): Informal terms of the leg.
    Synonyms: peg, stick
  • (noun): A piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment.

Famous quotes containing the word pin:

    What pursuit is more elegant than that of collecting the ignominies of our nature and transfixing them for show, each on the bright pin of a polished phrase?
    Logan Pearsall Smith (1865–1946)

    It is not, truly speaking, the labour that is divided; but the men: divided into mere segments of men—broken into small fragments and crumbs of life, so that all the little piece of intelligence that is left in a man is not enough to make a pin, or a nail, but exhausts itself in making the point of a pin or the head of a nail.
    John Ruskin (1819–1900)

    Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. To “Why am I here?” To uselessness. It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.
    Enid Bagnold (1889–1981)