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kirby grip

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəːbi/

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(also trademark Kirbigrip)

Definition of kirby grip in English:


A type of hairgrip consisting of a thin folded and sprung metal strip or wire.


1920s: named after Kirby, Beard & Co. Ltd, of Birmingham, England, the original manufacturers.

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