Definition of Hatpin

1. Noun. A long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair.

Generic synonyms: Pin



Definition of Hatpin

1. Noun. A long straight pin, often with a decorative head, used to secure a woman's hat to her hair. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hatpin

1. a pin for securing a hat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hatpin

hathos
hatif
hating
hatings
hatless
hatlessness
hatlike
hatmaker
hatmakers
hatmaking
hatnote
hatnotes
hatoglobin
hatpeg
hatpegs
hatpin (current term)
hatpins
hatrack
hatracks
hatred
hatreds
hatrurite
hats
hats off
hatschek
hatsful
hatstand
hatstands
hatted
hatter

Literary usage of Hatpin

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1. The Cheery Book by William Melville Kerr (1898)
"TO A hatpin. I would I were a hatpin, A long and slender hatpin Within Anita's ... Who wouldn't be a hatpin Provided it were that pin Anita loves to wear ? ..."

2. Bench and Bar by William S. Hein & Company (1914)
"In this connection it was argued: "Surely a gentleman whose visage is penetrated by the hatpin of say, a chance acquaintance on the subway, ..."

3. America, Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat by Tʻing-fang Wu (1914)
"both stooped to pick it up, and a hatpin in Mrs. Pickford's hat caught her in the nostril. His daughter gradually got worse and died on Saturday last. ..."

4. The Technique of the Mystery Story by Carolyn Wells (1913)
"Another weapon which has crept into use of late years is the hatpin. This, though popular among writers, is implausible and in many cases impossible; ..."

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