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a strap attached to headgear, as a hat, and connecting under the chin to hold it securing in place


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  • Chin-strap

    noun 1. a strap attached to a hat for passing under the chin of the wearer. 2. a strap to support the chin in cosmetic facial treatment. 3. a strap on a bridle or halter that joins the throatlatch and noseband. n. 1805, from chin (n.) + strap (n.).

  • Chintz

    [chints] /tʃɪnts/ noun 1. a printed cotton fabric, glazed or unglazed, used especially for draperies. 2. a painted or stained calico from India. /tʃɪnts/ noun 1. a printed, patterned cotton fabric, with glazed finish 2. a painted or stained Indian calico n. 1719, plural of chint (1610s), from Hindi chint, from Sanskrit chitra-s “clear, bright” […]

  • Chintzy

    [chint-see] /ˈtʃɪnt si/ adjective, chintzier, chintziest. 1. of, like, or decorated with chintz. 2. cheap, inferior, or gaudy. 3. stingy; miserly: a chintzy way to entertain guests. /ˈtʃɪntsɪ/ adjective chintzier, chintziest 1. of, resembling, or covered with chintz 2. (Brit, informal) typical of the decor associated with the use of chintz soft furnishings, as in […]

  • Chin-up

    [chin-uhp] /ˈtʃɪnˌʌp/ noun 1. an act or instance of chinning a horizontal bar, rod, or the like. n. also chinup, type of exercise, 1951, from chin (v.) + up (adv.). Earlier it was called chinning the bar and under names such as this is described by 1883.

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