crimper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crimper a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it "a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight"
    • n crimper someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crimper One who, or that which, crimps
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crimper One who or that which crimps or corrugates. Specifically— A machine for stretching and forming the uppers of boots and shoes.
    • n crimper An apparatus for bending leather into various shapes, used in harness-making.
    • n crimper A double pin or other device for crimping the hair.
    • n crimper An apparatus consisting of a pair of fiuted rolls for ruffling or fluting fabrics.
    • n crimper A machine for bending wire into corrugations previous to weaving it into wire cloth.
    • n crimper A stamping-press for forming tinware.
    • n crimper A machine for swaging the ends of blind-slats.
    • n crimper A tool for crimping cartridge-cases.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crimper one who or that which crimps or corrugates
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A dim. of cramp; Dut. krimpen, to shrink.

Usage

In literature:

If she alows Im going to buy me some crimpers.
"Rebecca Mary" by Annie Hamilton Donnell
She tried to imagine undulating waves across her forehead-if only mother would let her use crimpers!
"Missy" by Dana Gatlin
Not from Sunday till Sunday again are those hair crimpers unloosed.
"The Woman Who Toils" by Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
At one end of the table was fastened a crimper and a loading block.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Then came the last wad, a quick twirl of the crimper, and the first shell lay loaded on the pillow.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
Keep the crimpers low on the flange of the cap.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In news:

THE DUAL-SIZE EASY SEAL CRIMPER is for making fast, leak-proof PEX tubing connections.
The Finn-Power King Crimper 1200 has a maximum crimping force of 1,200 tons and has a crimping range from 7.87 inch to 25.59 inch.
Mechanical News -The Finn-Power King Crimper 1200 has a maximum crimping force of 1,200 tons and has a crimping range from 7.87 inch to 25.59 inch.
New Products -The Finn-Power King Crimper 1200 has a maximum crimping force of 1,200 tons and has a crimping range from 7.87 inch to 25.59 inch.
Needle nose pliers with crimper jaws and carbide wire cutters ?
Sure, you could probably buy custom cables online, but with a spool of Cat5 and a $10 crimper you can make your own, for less.
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