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Meaning of hairpin

hair•pin

Pronunciation: (hâr'pin"), [key]
— n.
  1. a slender-shaped piece of wire, shell, etc., used by women to fasten up the hair or hold a headdress.
—adj.
  1. (of a road, curve in a road, etc.) sharply curved back, as in ashape: a hairpin turn.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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