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Possible cognate to cramp.
- 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.
- (obsolete): A coal broker. [Provincial England]
- (obsolete): One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
- (obsolete): A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
- (usually Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A hairstyle which has been crimped, or shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
- (obsolete): A game at cards.
Third person singular
- To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
- He crimped the wire in place.
- To style hair into a crimp.
- “crimp” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- "crimp" in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001
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