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Related to pinioned: nescience, enfranchised, garishly, fettered, untrammeled

pinion

1
1. Chiefly poetic a bird's wing
2. the part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers

pinion

2
a cogwheel that engages with a larger wheel or rack, which it drives or by which it is driven

pinion

[′pin·yən]
(mechanical engineering)
The smaller of a pair of gear wheels or the smallest wheel of a gear train.
(vertebrate zoology)
The distal portion of a bird's wing.
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Relaxing his bowstring, he returned the arrow to the quiver and, throwing the bow about his shoulder, stepped closer to the pinioned beast.
He pinioned my right arm so that I could not withdraw my hand from my pocket, and at the same time clapped his other hand over my mouth.
The last words were barely out of his mouth, before they both sprang upon him, and pinioned his arms with their hands.
His pistol was wrenched from its holster and he was securely pinioned down by the weight of numbers.
High-heeled boots tilted her well forward, a tiny muff pinioned her arms, and a spotted veil, tied so closely over her face that her eyelashes were rumpled by it, gave the last touch of absurdity to her appearance.
The gentleman, pinioned as he was by these two ladies, carried further a parasol, shawl, and basket, so that his arms were entirely engaged, and of course he was unable to touch his hat in acknowledgement of the curtsey with which Miss Mary Clapp greeted him.