Definition of pinfall in English:

pinfall

noun

  • 1Chiefly US. A sound made as a pin lands on a hard surface. Also figurative: something as small or inconsequential as a pin falling; a trivial incident.

  • 2Bowling. The number of pins knocked down in a tenpin bowling game; a score in tenpin bowling.

noun

Wrestling
  • A fall in which a wrestler must hold an opponent's shoulders down on the mat for three seconds.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From pin + fall, after phrases at pin<br>late 19th century; earliest use found in Delphos (Ohio) Daily Herald. From pin + fall.

Pronunciation

pinfall

/ˈpɪnfɔːl/