(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pinioned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pinioning.] 1. To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings. Bacon.
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2. To disable by cutting off the pinion joint. Johnson.
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3. To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body. Shak.
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Her elbows pinioned close upon her hips.
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4. Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up. "Pinioned up by formal rules of state." Norris.
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