hair pin

hair pin
A securing device shaped somewhat like a "U" in which one leg is straight, but the other has a series of waves or bends. Insert the straight leg into the hole of a rod so that the "bent" leg will encircle the rod.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • hair|pin — «HAIR PIHN», noun, adjective, verb, pinned, pin|ning. –n. 1. a pin, usually a U shaped piece of wire, shell, or plastic, used by women and girls to keep their hair in place. 2. a sharp bend in a road, river, or other course, likened to a hairpin …   Useful english dictionary

  • hair·pin — /ˈheɚˌpın/ noun, pl pins [count] 1 : a pin that is worn in your hair; especially : a pin shaped like a U that is worn to hold your hair in place 2 : an extremely sharp turn in a road that is shaped like a U often used before another noun a… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Hair Kingdom villains — This is an article about the Hair Kingdom, from the manga/anime series Bobobo bo Bo bobo by Yoshio Sawai. The home country of several characters, including main character Bo bobo and key warrior Hatenko, it is also the final destination of the… …   Wikipedia

  • pin — A small cylinder used for fastening something or as a pivot. See bonnet pin carbon pin cotter pin dowel pin floating piston pin fulcrum pin gudgeon pin boss gudgeon pin circlip gudgeon pin end …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • pin-curl — /pin kerrl /, v.t. to curl (the hair) by using clips or hairpins. [v. use of PIN CURL] * * * pin curl, a curl of hair kept in place by a bobby pin or clip. pin curl «PIHN KURL», transitive verb. to curl (hair) by keeping the locks in place with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pin — [pin] n. [ME pyn < OE pinn, akin to MHG pfinne, a nail, prob. < IE base * bend , projecting point > MIr benn, peak] 1. a peg of wood, metal, etc., used esp. for fastening or holding things together or as a support on which to hang things …   English World dictionary

  • pin curl — pin′ curl n. clo a small coil of dampened hair held flat to the head by a clip or bobby pin so as to form a curl when the hair dries …   From formal English to slang

  • pin-curl — /pin kerrl /, v.t. to curl (the hair) by using clips or hairpins. [v. use of PIN CURL] * * * …   Universalium

  • pin curl — n. a strand of hair formed into a curl and held in place with a bobby pin while it sets …   English World dictionary

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