hatpin \hatpin\ n. a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • hatpin — [hat′pin΄] n. a long, ornamental pin for fastening a woman s hat to her hair …   English World dictionary

  • Hatpin — A hatpin is a decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is almost solely a female item and is often worn in a pair. They are typically around 20cm in length, with the pinhead being the most… …   Wikipedia

  • hatpin — UK [ˈhætˌpɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms hatpin : singular hatpin plural hatpins a long sharp pin that a woman uses to keep her hat on her head …   English dictionary

  • hatpin — /hat pin /, n. a long pin for securing a woman s hat to her hair, often having a bulbous decorative head of colored glass, simulated pearl, or the like. [1890 95; HAT + PIN] * * * ▪ ornament       long, ornamental pin used for decoration and for… …   Universalium

  • hatpin — [[t]hæ̱tpɪn[/t]] hatpins N COUNT A hatpin is a metal pin which can be pushed through a woman s hat and through her hair to keep the hat in position …   English dictionary

  • hatpin — /ˈhætpɪn/ (say hatpin) noun a long, often decorated pin, used by women to secure a hat to the hair …   Australian English dictionary

  • hatpin — noun A long straight pin, often with a decorative head, used to secure a womans hat to her hair …   Wiktionary

  • hatpin — hat|pin [ˈhætˌpın] n a long pin that is used to make a woman s hat stay on her head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hatpin — hat|pin [ hæt,pın ] noun count a long sharp pin that a woman uses to keep her hat on her head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hatpin — n. pin that holds a hat in place …   English contemporary dictionary

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