The best answer to this question is "pinioned"...error in question..it is 8 letters indeed.
And as luck would have it (or rather the definite outcome), when i make an error in the question, thats when there is most participation (embarassing me even further).

The winner- Mayune, as Pinned is the first best possible answer for the POSTED question. Congrats to you!

Here is my oath for the day- I solemnly swear to (from tomorrow), post questions only in the morning, after a coffee, to ensure that it is error-free.

@ Newbie- The question can not be canceled, as it is answerable.