hatpin

/hat"pin'/, n.
a long pin for securing a woman's hat to her hair, often having a bulbous decorative head of colored glass, simulated pearl, or the like.
[1890-95; HAT + PIN]

* * *

      long, ornamental pin used for decoration and for fastening a woman's hat securely to her hair. In the late Victorian era and the beginning of the 20th century, the hatpin became a popular and important clothing accessory.

      Hatpins were usually about 8 inches (20 cm) long and were often worn in pairs. They frequently had ornamented or jeweled heads.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hatpin — n. a long sturdy pin used by women to secure a hat to their hair. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hatpin — [hat′pin΄] n. a long, ornamental pin for fastening a woman s hat to her hair …   English World dictionary

  • Hatpin — A hatpin is a decorative pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair. In Western culture, a hatpin is almost solely a female item and is often worn in a pair. They are typically around 20cm in length, with the pinhead being the most… …   Wikipedia

  • hatpin — UK [ˈhætˌpɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms hatpin : singular hatpin plural hatpins a long sharp pin that a woman uses to keep her hat on her head …   English dictionary

  • hatpin — [[t]hæ̱tpɪn[/t]] hatpins N COUNT A hatpin is a metal pin which can be pushed through a woman s hat and through her hair to keep the hat in position …   English dictionary

  • hatpin — /ˈhætpɪn/ (say hatpin) noun a long, often decorated pin, used by women to secure a hat to the hair …   Australian English dictionary

  • hatpin — noun A long straight pin, often with a decorative head, used to secure a womans hat to her hair …   Wiktionary

  • hatpin — hat|pin [ˈhætˌpın] n a long pin that is used to make a woman s hat stay on her head …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hatpin — hat|pin [ hæt,pın ] noun count a long sharp pin that a woman uses to keep her hat on her head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hatpin — n. pin that holds a hat in place …   English contemporary dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.