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Pignon = "freewheel."

Yes, what you propose can be done and is probably the cheapest way to build a single speed conversion. But don't expect to easily move the chain from one cog to another without the derailleur. Depending on the length of the slots in the rear dropouts, you probably can only accommodate a 2-3 tooth cog size difference without adjusting the chain length. Alternatively, you could leave the derailleur in place to function as a chain tensioner, but in that case, why bother with the conversion?
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