Pin (יָתֵד, yathed), a tent-pin, spoken of the copper pegs driven into the ground to hold the cords of the court (Ex 27:19; Ex 35:18; Ex 38:20,31; Ex 39:40; Nu 3:37; Nu 4:32), or for any other purpose (Jg 16:14; Eze 15:3), being the same word elsewhere usually rendered "nail" (Jg 4:21-22; v, 26; Ezr 9:8; Isa 22:22,25; Zec 10:4), occasionally "stake" (Isa 33:20; Isa 54:2), once "paddle" (De 23:13). SEE NAIL.

Pins, in the modern sense of the word, used for fastening the dress, were no doubt in use among the Hebrews, as we know they were among the Egyptians, but they were frequently made of bone or wood, and bore a considerable resemblance to skewers, as did those used even in England till a comparatively recent period. The forms of the Egyptian pins may be seen in the British Museum. "Pins and needles were among the articles of the toilet which have occasionally been found in the tombs. The former are frequently of considerable length, with large gold heads; and some, of a different form, tapering gradually to a point, merely bound with gold at the upper end, without any projecting head (seven or eight inches in length), appear to have been intended for arranging the plaits or curls of hair, like those used in England in the days of Elizabeth for nearly the same purpose" (Wilkinson, Anc. Egypt. 2, 344). SEE CRISPING-PIN.

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