hairpin hairpin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a double pronged pin used to hold women's hair in place

Usage(s):

  1. In a soothing monotone, he highlights the scariest hairpin turns on his itinerary, the ones that combine difficulty with danger plus a jolt of existential risk.
  2. The latest in the series of hairpin turns saw Darwin's wife, Anne, admit that she knew her husband, who was declared legally dead in 2003, has been alive and well.
  3. The Communists fired on them comfortably at steep grades and hairpin turns, where the marines' vehicles slowed to a crawl.

News

  • “No One Should Get a Free Pass….”

    Thanks to Cato’s Caleb Brown for this graphic reminder of then-candidate Barack Obama’s hairpin backflip on the question of telecom immunity —one that was to prefigure his backflips on a long list of other surveillance and civil liberties issues.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Cato Institute

Quotes

  1. "Magny-Cours isn't the easiest place to overtake but it's certainly possible," Lewis said. "You can dive down the inside into the Adelaide Hairpin and also have a look into the penultimate corner." "But an area we can really focus on...
    on Jun 13, 2008 By: Lewis Hamilton Source: ITV.com

  2. "It was a tough day for the McDonald's team," said Bourdais. "I made a mistake under yellow. Actually I made the first mistake after passing Justin after making a good start. I braked on the inside at the hairpin so that I didn' t squeeze him...
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Sebastien Bourdais Source: Motorsport.com

  3. "Some parts of the rally are very fast, even quicker than in Finland. The difference is that the fast parts here don't last long because there are usually hairpin bends that bring the speeds down again. The nature of the roads changes more than in...
    on Nov 28, 2008 By: Mikko Hirvonen Source: Auto Racing Daily

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