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meanings of crimp


  1. An agent who procures seamen, soldier, etc., especially by decoying, entrapping, impressing, or seducing them.
  2. The natural curliness of wool fibres.
  3. 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.
  4. Hair that is shaped so it bends back and forth in many short kinks.
  5. One who infringes sub-section 1 of the Merchant Shipping Act of 1854, applied to a person other than the owner, master, etc., who engages seamen without a license from the Board of Trade.
  6. A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
  7. A card game.


  1. To press into small ridges or folds, to pleat, to corrugate.
  2. To pinch and hold; to seize.
  3. To bend or mold leather into shape.
  4. To style hair into a crimp, to form hair into tight curls, to make it kinky.
  5. To fasten by bending metal so that it squeezes around the parts to be fastened.
  6. To gash the flesh, e.g. of a raw fish, to make it crisper when cooked.
  7. To impress (seamen or soldiers); to entrap, to decoy.


  1. Weak; inconsistent; contradictory.
  2. Easily crumbled; friable; brittle.

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