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[hat-pin] /ˈhætˌpɪn/
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.
Origin of hatpin
1890-95; hat + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They'd go to her when they misplaced a pearl hatpin or a suitcase key.
  • She is inserting a tiny sword as a hatpin to hold it in place.
  • She sticks the hatpin in the center and wipes off a chair with her glove before she sits down.
  • When she was not using the hatpin she was land ing blows with her flats.
British Dictionary definitions for hatpin


a sturdy pin used to secure a woman's hat to her hair, often having a decorative head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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