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Definition: Crimping house
Crimp \Crimp\ (kr[i^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crimped
(kr[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Crimping.] [Akin to D.
krimpen to shrink, shrivel, Sw. krympa, Dan. krympe, and to
E. cramp. See Cramp.]
1. To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that
the material will retain the shape intended; to give a
wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to
crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
The comely hostess in a crimped cap. --W. Irving.
2. To pinch and hold; to seize.
3. Hence, to entrap into the military or naval service; as,
to crimp seamen.
Coaxing and courting with intent to crimp him.
4. (Cookery) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp,
as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a
knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
5. (Firearms) In cartridge making, to fold the edge of (a
cartridge case) inward so as to close the mouth partly and
confine the charge.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Crimping house, a low lodging house, into which men are
decoyed and plied with drink, to induce them to ship or
enlist as sailors or soldiers.
(a) An iron instrument for crimping and curling the hair.
(b) A crimping machine.
Crimping machine, a machine with fluted rollers or with
dies, for crimping ruffles, leather, iron, etc.
Crimping pin, an instrument for crimping or puckering the
border of a lady's cap.