(n.) One who decoys or entraps men into the military or naval service.
(n.) A keeper of a low lodging house where sailors and emigrants are entrapped and fleeced.
(n.) Hair which has been crimped; -- usually in pl.
(n.) A game at cards.
(v. t.) To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
(v. t.) To pinch and hold; to seize.
(v. t.) to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
(v. t.) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
(n.) The hinder part or buttocks of certain quadrupeds, especially of a horse; hence, the place behind the saddle.
(n.) An inflammatory affection of the larynx or trachea, accompanied by a hoarse, ringing cough and stridulous, difficult breathing; esp., such an affection when associated with the development of a false membrane in the air passages (also called membranous croup). See False croup, under False, and Diphtheria.