A moth of the genus Lithophane, as L. antennata, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches and apples.
A feather; a quill.
A wing, literal or figurative.
The joint of bird's wing most remote from the body.
A fetter for the arm.
A cogwheel with a small number of teeth, or leaves, adapted to engage with a larger wheel, or rack (see Rack); esp., such a wheel having its leaves formed of the substance of the arbor or spindle which is its axis.
To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings.
To disable by cutting off the pinion joint.
To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body.
Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.
pinion in German is Getrieberad, Ritzel
pinion in Swedish is kuggdrev, bakbinda