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hair·pin

 (hâr′pĭn′)
n.
1. A thin cylindrical strip of metal or other material bent in the shape of a long U, used to secure a hairdo or headdress.
2. Something shaped like a hairpin, especially a sharp turn in a road.

hairpin

(ˈhɛəˌpɪn)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a thin double-pronged pin used by women to fasten the hair
2. (modifier) (esp of a bend in a road) curving very sharply

hair•pin

(ˈhɛərˌpɪn)

n.
1. a slender U-shaped piece of wire, shell, etc., used to fasten up the hair or hold a headdress.
adj.
2. (of a road, curve in a road, etc.) sharply curved back, as in a Ushape.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairpin - a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in placehairpin - a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place
bobby pin, hairgrip, grip - a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together; used to hold bobbed hair in place; "in Britain they call a bobby pin a grip"
bodkin - formerly a long hairpin; usually with an ornamental head
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
Translations
دَبّوس شَعْرمُنْعَطَف في طَريق جَبَلي
ostrá zatáčkavlásnička
hårnål
ukosnica
hajtû
180 gráîu beygja, u-beygjahárnál
vláska
lasnica
hårnålhårnåls-
firketekeskin U şeklinde virajsaç tokası
U字型转弯的发夹

hairpin

[ˈhɛəpɪn]
A. Nhorquilla f
B. CPD hairpin bend, hairpin curve (US) Nrevuelta f, curva f muy cerrada

hairpin

[ˈhɛərpɪn] hair pin, hair-pin népingle f à cheveuxhairpin bend (British) hairpin curve (US) nvirage m en épingle à cheveuxhair-raising [ˈhɛərreɪzɪŋ] adj [experience, moment] → terrifiant(e); [story] → à (vous) faire dresser les cheveux sur la têtehair removal népilation fhair remover hair removing cream ncrème f dépilatoirehair salon nsalon m de coiffurehair's breadth n
within a hair's breadth of sth → à un cheveu de qch
to be within a hair's breadth of doing sth → être à deux doigts de faire qchhair slide hairslide [ˈhɛərslaɪd] n (British)barrette f

hairpin

[ˈhɛəˌpɪn] nforcina

hairpin

hairpin curve (Am) ntornante m

hair

(heə) noun
1. one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin. He brushed the dog's hairs off his jacket.
2. the mass of these, especially on a person's head. He's got brown hair.
-haired
having (a certain kind of) hair. a fair-haired girl.
ˈhairy adjective
covered in hair or having a lot of hair. a hairy chest.
ˈhairiness noun
ˈhair('s)-breadth noun
a very small distance. That knife missed me by a hair's-breadth.
ˈhairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
ˈhaircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person's hair. Go and get a haircut.
ˈhair-doplurals ˈhair-dos, ~ˈhair-do's noun
a hairstyle. I like her new hair-do.
ˈhairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person's hair.
ˈhairdressing noun
ˈhair-drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
ˈhairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.
ˈhair-oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
ˈhairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman's hair in place.
adjective
(of a bend in a road) sharp and U-shaped, especially on a mountain or a hill.
ˈhair-raising adjective
terrifying. hair-raising stories.
ˈhairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person's hair. a simple hairstyle.
keep one's hair on
to remain calm and not become angry.
let one's hair down
to behave in a free and relaxed manner.
make (someone's) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person).
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm. He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details.
tear one's hair
to show great irritation or despair.
References in classic literature ?
I hoped for a forgotten hairpin, for some tiny piece of ribbon.
You examined the room, I presume, to see if the intruder had left any traces--any cigar-end or dropped glove or hairpin or other trifle?
Their most trivial action may mean volumes, or their most extraordinary conduct may depend upon a hairpin or a curling tongs.
If Theresa married Willoughby," she remarked, turning the page with a hairpin, "one doesn't see what's to prevent Rachel--"
A hairpin will not remove it; therefore let us call it immovable.
Meg's high-heeled slippers were very tight and hurt her, though she would not own it, and Jo's nineteen hairpins all seemed stuck straight into her head, which was not exactly comfortable, but, dear me, let us be elegant or die.
Out of the horns of the cattle they made combs, buttons, hairpins, and imitation ivory; out of the shinbones and other big bones they cut knife and toothbrush handles, and mouthpieces for pipes; out of the hoofs they cut hairpins and buttons, before they made the rest into glue.
The two piastres that Luigi received every month from the Count of San-Felice's steward, and the price of all the little carvings in wood he sold at Rome, were expended in ear-rings, necklaces, and gold hairpins.
A big, wide vacancy, left by a lady who departed yester-day in a shower of burning words and hairpins.
Yet Marilla had changed but little in the past nine years, save to grow something thinner, and even more angular; there was a little more gray in the hair that was still twisted up in the same hard knot, with two hairpins -- WERE they the same hairpins?
Marilla was a tall, thin woman, with angles and without curves; her dark hair showed some gray streaks and was always twisted up in a hard little knot behind with two wire hairpins stuck aggressively through it.
Darya Alexandrovna, in a dressing jacket, and with her now scanty, once luxuriant and beautiful hair fastened up with hairpins on the nape of her neck, with a sunken, thin face and large, startled eyes, which looked prominent from the thinness of her face, was standing among a litter of all sorts of things scattered all over the room, before an open bureau, from which she was taking something.