crimper

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crimp 1

 (krĭmp)
tr.v. crimped, crimp·ing, crimps
1. To press or pinch into small regular folds or ridges: crimp a pie crust.
2. To bend or mold (leather) into shape.
3. To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
4. To have a hampering or obstructive effect on: Supplies of foreign oil were crimped by the embargo.
n.
1. The act of crimping.
2. Something made by or as if by crimping, as:
a. Hair that has been tightly curled or waved.
b. A series of curls, as of wool fibers.
c. A crease or bend.
3. An obstructing or hampering agent or force: Rising interest rates put a crimp in new home construction.

[Dutch or Low German krimpen, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German.]

crimp′er n.

crimp 2

 (krĭmp)
n.
A person who tricks or coerces others into service as sailors or soldiers.
tr.v. crimped, crimp·ing, crimps
To procure (sailors or soldiers) by trickery or coercion.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crimper - someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
abductor, kidnaper, kidnapper, snatcher - someone who unlawfully seizes and detains a victim (usually for ransom)
2.crimper - a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl itcrimper - a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it; "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"
mechanical device - mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles