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Alternative forms[edit]


hair +‎ pin, 1788 (as hair pin). Adjective sense 1906 in hairpin turn etc.[1]



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hairpin (not comparable)

  1. Characterized by an abrupt or extreme bend; shaped like a hairpin.
    Drive carefully. That road has a lot of hairpin turns.

Derived terms[edit]



hairpin (plural hairpins)

  1. A pin or fastener for the hair.
  2. (biology) A kind of ribozyme; hairpin ribozyme.
  3. (chiefly attributive) A very tight bend in a road.
    • 2009, Bob Sehlinger, ‎Grant Rafter, Beyond Disney (page 280)
      The variety of angles in the course, from slow bends to hairpins, will both test your skill as a driver and allow you the opportunity to pass other carts.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ hairpin”, in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–.