American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thin cylindrical strip of metal or other material bent in the shape of a long U, used to secure a hairdo or headdress.
- n. Something shaped like a hairpin, especially a sharp turn in a road.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pin used to support braids or plaits of hair, or to maintain the head-dress, of whatever description, in its proper place. The simplest kind is made of wire bent in the form of the letter U, but hair-pins are made also of ivory, bone, tortoise-shell, wood, and metal, and in various shapes, often with ornamental heads or tops.
- adj. Characterized by an abrupt or extreme bend; shaped like a hairpin.
- n. A pin or fastener for the hair.
- n. biology A kind of ribozyme; Hairpin ribozyme.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pin, usually forked, or of bent wire, for fastening the hair in place, -- used by women.
- n. a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
- A compound of hair + pin. The adjective form recalls the tight bend characteristic of a hairpin. (Wiktionary)
“The volatility seen in the past two trading days recalls the hairpin turns seen during the worst days of the credit crisis in September.”
“Rally newcomer and Twickenham resident Young commented, "Tony did really well, especially on the second stage when I called a hairpin right when it was actually a hairpin left.”
“It's stating the obvious to say that we need action," said engineer Peter Broadley, caught in the two-hour peak-time crawl along a 14-mile hairpin, which is the quickest north-south car link.”
“Has the "hairpin" equipment been upgraded or is this the same gear they used to find all the WMD and SCUDS overseas?”
“I found a new kind of hairpin when I was shopping the other day.”
“Huggie once arrived at the house of the "hairpin" bend simultaneously with a shell.”
“Even experienced travelers found the lunges of the train trying to their nerves as it shot at speed around "hairpin" bends, or hurled itself to the fall of”
“One of these creatures I’ll call the hairpin bend, for reasons that will become apparent.”
“There is hearsay evidence that Peg added to this speech a wish and desire to "bust the crust" of her traducers, and, remarking that "that was the kind of hairpin" she was, closed the conversation with an unfortunate accident to the plate, that left a severe contusion on the legal brow of her companion.”
“That straight begins with the last corner of the famous track referred by most as the "hairpin".”
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Objects like needles and spines whose tips are drawn to a fine point.
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