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A small, thin, flexible piece of metal or plastic bent so that the ends are close together, used for fastening a person's hair in place.
- ‘When you have pushed all the hair in, secure with hairgrips along the seam formed by the join, starting at the bottom.’
- ‘In short, he was making the most of his ferreting, like some old trout picking hairgrips in a supermarket.’
- ‘Danny looks the least attractive of the bunch of boys, sitting backstage in powder and hairgrips.’
- ‘The dress had been delivered to her, along with gloves in cream silk, embroidered kidskin slippers, a silk and tortoiseshell fan, and a tortoiseshell hairgrip in the shape of a butterfly.’
- ‘If Sam had swallowed the hairgrip, he could have choked.’
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