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Pronunciation: (hâr'pin"), [key]
n.
a slender U-shaped piece of wire, shell, etc., used by women to fasten up the hair or hold a headdress.

adj.
(of a road, curve in a road, etc.) sharply curved back, as in a Ushape: a hairpin turn.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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