Examples from the Web for hairpin
Carrey sings: "You're a big, big man with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hairpin trigger.""Hee-Haw": Jim Carrey Mocks Gun Lovers & Charlton Heston In Spoof|Anna Klassen|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I never unplug,” says Edith Zimmerman, editor of The Hairpin.
He noticed it, saw a hairpin and two nickles and a card or two.Stubble|George Looms
He kept his accounts rigorously, entering even the cost of repairing a hairpin for a ward.Washington and his Comrades in Arms|George Wrong
The clicking ceased with sudden abruptness, and she prodded the carriage of the machine viciously with a hairpin.Masters of the Wheat-Lands|Harold Bindloss
From "hairpin" to "hairpin" we went, these curves so sharp that at first it seemed impossible to make them without backing.Europe from a Motor Car|Russell Richardson
Then—it was the least significant of trivialities—she plucked a hairpin from her hair, and began to button her glove.The Man Who Was Good|Leonard Merrick
British Dictionary definitions for hairpin
Word Origin and History for hairpin
also hair-pin, 1788 (two words), from hair + pin (n.). A hairpin turn, etc., is from 1906. Hairpin (or clothespin) was American English slang for "person" c.1880-1910, especially in the expression "That's the kind of hairpin I am."