Definition of pin work in English:

pin work

noun

historical
  • In needlepoint lace: small crescents or points made from loose, looped stitches, used especially in edgings. In early use also: bobbin lace.

Origin

Early 18th century. From pin + work, perhaps after Dutch speldewerk, speldenwerk.

Pronunciation

pin work

/ˈpɪn wəːk/