[ pin-kurl ]
/ ˈpɪnˌkɜrl /

verb (used with object)

to curl (the hair) by using clips or hairpins.

Origin of pin-curl

v. use of pin curl

Definition for pin-curl (2 of 2)

pin curl


a dampened curl that is kept in place by a clip or hairpin.

Origin of pin curl

First recorded in 1895–1900 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pin-curl

pin curl


a small section of hair wound in a circle and secured with a hairpin to set it in a curl
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