1 an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow" [syn: fold, crease, plication, flexure, bend]
2 someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers [syn: crimper]
3 a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
1 make ridges into by pinching together [syn: pinch]
- /kɹɪmp/, /krImp/
- Rhymes: -ɪmp
- : Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.
- : Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
- 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.
- : A coal broker. [Provincial England]
- : One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
- : A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
- (usually in plural): A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
- : A game at cards.
Crimp(ing) may refer to:
- Crimp (rapping), a form of friendly rapping pioneered by Howard Moon and Vince Noir from The Mighty Boosh
- Crimp (climbing), a small hold with little surface area
- Crimp (gambling), a bent corner of a card to faciltate cheating
- Crimp (joining), a deformity in metal used to make a join
- Crimp (recruitment), to shanghai or conscript men as sailors
- Crimp (wool), the number of bends per unit of length
- Crimping pliers, tools for squeezing things together
- Grain crimping, an organic way to preserve feed grain
- Hair crimping, a method of styling hair
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