hatpin


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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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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.
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.
Expect to pay up to PS50 for a single button, but PS400 or more for a carded set of six, while a hatpin with a good long stem is worth at least PS200, although beware it's not a button stuck to a pin.
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).
a hatpin dropped from the first-class deck on their immigrant ship, a fishbone from the family's hard labor in the canneries and his first baseball game ticket.
Take a long pin (ideally an Art Nouveau hatpin from 1900 that was made of a new metal alloy later essential for the production of satellites) and pierce the cylinder at the Redon-Rousseau intersection.
Stimulate, ideally with an acupuncture needle, but a hatpin, ballpoint pen, fingernail, or any sharp object will bring them back.
The feisty right-winger has always been like a hatpin in the flesh of authority.
Sure, I imagine some overworked name-thinker-upper at Darley simply shoved a hatpin into a big roadmap of Britain and got unlucky, but that's pretty unlucky.