Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine

Word of the Day 01/31/16 Hairpin

Hairpin (noun, adjective)
hairpin [hair-pin]

1. a slender U -shaped piece of wire, shell, etc., used by women to fasten up the hair or hold a headdress.

2. (of a road, curve in a road, etc.) sharply curved back, as in a U shape: a hairpin turn.

Origin: 1770-80; hair + pin

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