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English definition of “hairpin bend”

hairpin bend

noun [C]     UK (US hairpin turn)
a bend in the road that is so sharp that it almost turns back in the opposite direction Road surfaces and features
(Definition of hairpin bend noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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