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hat·pin

 (hăt′pĭn′)
n.
A long straight pin usually with an ornamental head, used to secure a hat to the wearer's hair.

hatpin

(ˈhætˌpɪn)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) a sturdy pin used to secure a woman's hat to her hair, often having a decorative head

hat•pin

(ˈhætˌpɪn)

n.
a long pin, often with a decorative head, for securing a woman's hat to her hair.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hatpin - a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hairhatpin - a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
Translations

hatpin

[ˈhætpɪn] Nalfiler m de sombrero

hatpin

[ˈhætpɪn] népingle f à chapeau

hatpin

[ˈhætˌpɪn] nspillone m
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If I could have done as I did with the hats -- stood them both up together, shut my eyes, and jabbed with a hatpin -- it would have been quite easy.
She never told me of those marks on her arm that you saw this morning, but I know very well that they come from a stab with a hatpin.
But you know as well as I do that the hatpins did the work.
Just an hour, dear fairy, so we can remember how the grass and poplar trees looked, and the bow of those bonnet strings tied beneath her chin--even if it was the hatpins that did the work.
Saxon, still unaccountably fumbling with her hatpins, stole a glance at him.
There were no variously coloured hatpins on her dressing-table; no scent-bottles; no narrow curved pairs of scissors; no great variety of shoes and boots; no silk petticoats lying on the chairs.
Packed full of historical facts such as the brutal force-feeding of prisoners and current references to #MeToo and #BRINGBACKOURGIRLs, this is a trip from the lethal hatpin in a suffragette's hat to the rape alarm in my daughter's schoolbag.
The Hatpin Menace: American Women Armed and Fashionable, 1887-1920
John Hatpin is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress focusing on political ideology, elections, and public opinion.
At the 100th episode, there will have been 281 murders, 12 accidental deaths and 11 suicides, with some of the more bizarre deaths resulting from toxins from a tropical frog, a hatpin in the ear, drowning in a vat of soup and burning inside a straw effigy.
Personally, I'd be just as worried about the lethal hatpin worn by the gang's matriarch Aunt Polly (Helen McCrory).