Complete Definition of "crimp"

English

Pronunciation
IPA|/kɹɪmp/, SAMPA|/krImp/
audio|en-us-crimp.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪmp|-ɪmp

Adjective
crimp

  1. obsolete: Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
  2. obsolete: Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A fastener or a fastening method that secures parts by bending metal around a joint and squeezing it together, often with a tool that adds indentations to capture the parts.

#:The strap was held together by a simple metal crimp.

  1. obsolete: A coal broker. [Provincial England]
  2. obsolete: One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
  3. obsolete: A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  4. (usually in plural): A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
  5. obsolete: A game at cards.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.

#:He crimped the wire in place.

  1. To style hair into a crimp.

References
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