hairpin definition

  • noun:
    • A thin cylindrical strip of material or other material bent in the shape of a long U, used to secure a hairdo or headdress.
    • anything shaped like a hairpin, especially a sharp turn-in a road.
    • A pin or fastener for hair.
    • a type of ribozyme; Hairpin ribozyme.
    • A pin, often forked, or of bent cable, for fastening the hair positioned, -- employed by women.
    • A pin used to support braids or plaits of hair, or to maintain the head-dress, of whatever information, with its proper spot.
    • a double pronged pin always hold ladies hair set up
  • adjective:
    • Characterized by an abrupt or extreme bend; shaped like a hairpin.

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