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

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