• IPA: /ˈheɪɹpɪn/

hairpin (plural hairpins)

  1. A pin or fastener for the hair.
  2. (biology) A kind of ribozyme; hairpin ribozyme.
  3. (mostly, 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.
  4. (music) An elongated v-shaped sign placed underneath a staff to indicate a crescendo

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