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hatpin

[ hat-pin ]
/ ˈhætˌpɪn /
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noun
a long pin for securing a woman's hat to her hair, often having a bulbous decorative head of colored glass, simulated pearl, or the like.
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Origin of hatpin

First recorded in 1890–95; hat + pin
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British Dictionary definitions for hatpin

hatpin
/ (ˈhætˌpɪn) /

noun
a sturdy pin used to secure a woman's hat to her hair, often having a decorative head
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