pintle


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pintle

1. a pin or bolt forming the pivot of a hinge
2. the link bolt, hook, or pin on a vehicle's towing bracket
3. the needle or plunger of the injection valve of an oil engine

pintle

[′pint·əl]
(design engineering)
A vertical pivot pin, as on a rudder or a gun carriage.

pintle

A pin on which something is hung and about which it revolves; esp. one that projects upward.
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Secure the pintle within the adaptor with the 3/16-in pin that's part of the pintle adaptor.
The second fitting is under the pintle, so it's easy to overlook unless you know where to find it.
The original M2 tripod pintle was a heavy casting with a machined tapered extension on the bottom that fit in a tapered socket in the head.
TSgt Lyons and SSgt Hernandez were instrumental during two DULL SWORD investigations of MB-4 tow vehicle pintle hook breakages.
In addition to SWORDS the T-250D mounts on any military vehicle with a pintle receiver, operates from an M-3 or M-122 tripod for ground operations and can be mounted in an armored housing for fixed asset protection.
It is available with a ball-type trailer hitch or pintle hitch for military deployment.
The machine gun mount has a pivot point that allows a six-inch arm with a pintle lock at the end to rotate the gun 360 degrees.
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Additionally, equipping Humvees with a device known as the Squad Automatic Weapon Pintle Mount Assembly allows Soldiers to be more secure on patrols than they were without the devices, officials said.
He won on his debut at the track on Wednesday night and followed up with a comfortable success on Pintle in the Custom Kitchens Fillies' Handicap.
5 mm and replaced pintle type fuel injectors with orifice type injectors.
62 pintle and coaxial-mounted machine guns (not to mention small arms)--does in fact add substantial combat power.