Meaning of “hairpin bend” in the English Dictionary

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"hairpin bend" in British English

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hairpin bendnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌheə.pɪn ˈbend/ us /ˌher.pɪn ˈbend/ UK US hairpin turn

a bend in the road that is so sharp that it almost turns back in the opposite direction

(Definition of “hairpin bend” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)