Definition of pindown in US English:

pindown

noun

  • 1Military (originallyUS). The action or fact of restricting the movement of troops, positions, etc., by means of air power or guided missile systems. Hence, of a soldier, military unit, etc.: inability to manoeuvre.

  • 2Wrestling. = pinfall.

  • 3In the United Kingdom: a practice formerly carried out in certain children's homes whereby children were punished by being placed in solitary confinement; (a period of) such confinement.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Council Bluffs (Iowa) Nonpareil. From to pin down.

Pronunciation

pindown

/ˈpɪndaʊn/