- a slender U-shaped piece of wire, shell, etc., used by women to fasten up the hair or hold a headdress.
- (of a road, curve in a road, etc.) sharply curved back, as in a U shape: a hairpin turn.
Origin of hairpin
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Contemporary Examples of 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
March 25, 2013
“I never unplug,” says Edith Zimmerman, editor of The Hairpin.Seven Things to Do on National Day of Unplugging
March 1, 2013
Historical Examples of hairpin
"You're losing a hairpin on the left side of your head," was all I said.The La Chance Mine Mystery
Susan Carleton Jones
A hairpin will not remove it; therefore let us call it immovable.The Four Million
I believe I can pick it off little by little with a hairpin or a pair of scissors or something.The Dude Wrangler
And you picked the lock with a hairpin, and came here all alone to flirt with my Jack!Oh! Susannah!
She tried to pierce my eyes with that hairpin that you saw just now.Original Short Stories, Volume 7 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
- a thin double-pronged pin used by women to fasten the hair
- (modifier) (esp of a bend in a road) curving very sharply