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hairpin bend

noun [C]
 
UK ( US hairpin turn,
 
hairpin curve)
a bend shaped like a U on a steep roadRoad surfaces and features
Translations of “hairpin bend”
in Chinese (Traditional) (道路的)急轉彎…
in Russian крутой поворот…
in Turkish sert viraj, keskin dönemeç, u-dönüşü…
in Chinese (Simplified) (道路的)急转弯…
in Polish serpentyna…
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