Definition of unpinioned in US English:

unpinioned

adjective

  • 1Not bound or tied. Also figurative. Now somewhat rare.

  • 2Of a bird or its wings: not having the pinions cut.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in George Sandys (1578–1644), writer and traveller. From un- + pinioned.

Pronunciation

unpinioned

/(ˌ)ʌnˈpɪnjənd/