from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A small clasp for holding the hair in place.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The crossbar in the hilt of old rapiers over which the forefinger was placed.
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- noun A
claspor clipfor gatheringand holdingthe hair.
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- noun a pin for holding women's hair in place
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French, diminutive of barre, bar, from Old French; see bar.]
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From French barrette, from barre ("bar") + -ette, literally “small bar”.
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