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crimp

the natural wave of wool fibres

crimp

[krimp]
(engineering)
To cause something to become wavy, crinkled, or warped, such as lumber.
To pinch or press together, especially a tubular or cylindrical shape, in order to seal or unite.
(textiles)
To give curl to synthetic fibers.

crimp

1. To bend or warp.
2. To offset a structural steel member so that it will fit over the flange of another member.