Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Small climbing hold that can only be held with the tips of a person's fingers.
  • n. hairdresser.
  • n. Someone who adds pleats to fabric for clothes, drapery, etc.
  • n. A tool used to crimp, to join two pieces of metal.
  • n. A curved board or frame over which the upper of a boot or shoe is stretched to the required shape.
  • n. A device for giving hair a wavy appearance.
  • n. A machine for crimping or ruffling textile fabrics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A curved board or frame over which the upper of a boot or shoe is stretched to the required shape.
  • n. A device for giving hair a wavy appearance.
  • n. A machine for crimping or ruffling textile fabrics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which crimps or corrugates. Specifically— A machine for stretching and forming the uppers of boots and shoes.
  • n. An apparatus for bending leather into various shapes, used in harness-making.
  • n. A double pin or other device for crimping the hair.
  • n. An apparatus consisting of a pair of fiuted rolls for ruffling or fluting fabrics.
  • n. A machine for bending wire into corrugations previous to weaving it into wire cloth.
  • n. A stamping-press for forming tinware.
  • n. A machine for swaging the ends of blind-slats.
  • n. A tool for crimping cartridge-cases.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
  • n. a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it

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Examples

  • HITS “The crimper is extremely useful for making leaders.” —

    Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multitool

  • Ms. Lamarre might be so bullish on perms because, when she came of age circa 1999, super-straight hair, as worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, was in vogue, the flatiron having at least temporarily superseded the crimper.

    The Perm Is Back

  • Instead, I stayed under the crimper where it was more secure, brought my left foot over right in a hideously unbalanced move, and stood up and grabbed the next big jug right-handed while I was falling off.

    mama says you gotta go to the baptist fashion show

  • I also got a new 5.8 last week, which I repeated yesterday, and this time I managed to figure out a repeatable way to do it rather than clinging to a slopy crimper with my aching fingertips and scrabbling up to the next hold on tiny skiddy footholds before I popped off.

    mama says you gotta go to the baptist fashion show

  • So, $100/hr in 1977 dollars, selling cheap-ass pins you make on the crappy little crimper you bought from this crook.

    Boing Boing

  • So, here we have President Malcom J. Roebuck telling me, with a look of dead-eyed seriousness, that I can make $25 to $100 per hour by making and selling "metal pin-back badges" made with his $35 button crimper doohickey.

    Boing Boing

  • Here's an excuse to blow the dust off your crimper and go digging for the Hypercolor in the bottom of your T-shirt drawer: Polaris Project, in collaboration with Cause for a Dance Party, is hosting a 1980s and '90s-themed soiree for charity at Dupont Circle's Darlington House.

    A Whole Lot of '80s With a Pinch of the '90s Dance Party

  • Who can forget the image of the old rodent taking his false teeth out to use as a pie-crimper?

    Who's the daddy?: the greatest sitcom fathers

  • This is an anonymous expose written by a crimper & snipper to the stars, "a celebrity hairdresser who runs his own salon and hair product empire in London".

    Sunday Confessions

  • Sometimes it can be a career crimper: Simon has had more than a dozen gold and platinum recordings-but probably would have sold even more if she had not given up touring in 1971.

    DROWNING ON DRY LAND

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  • Wordnet has this: "Someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers."

    September 12, 2010