- He pilina wehena ʻole, an unseverable relationship.
- Ua ʻewa ka pilina a ka nihoniho, the toothed edges do not fit perfectly [said of anything that is unsuitable or in poor taste].
2. Springs, as of a mattress, watch, car.
- He manaʻo koʻu i ke kano koʻele; ua haki ka pilina a ʻo luna iho (song), my thought is of the snapping affair; the upper springs [of the automobile] were broken.
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