What is Crimp?

Crimp definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to press into small regular folds; make wavy.
to curl (hair), especially with the use of a curling iron.
to press or draw together, as the ends of something.
to check, restrain, or inhibit; hinder: Production was crimped by a shortage of workers.

Cookery. to pinch and press down the edges of (a pie crust), especially to seal together the top and bottom layers of gash (the flesh of a live fish or of one just killed) with a knife to make more crisp when cooked.

to produce a corrugated surface in; corrugate, as sheet metal, cardboard, etc.
to bend (leather) into shape.
Metalworking. to bend the edges of (skelp) before forming into a fold the edges of (sheet metal) to make a lock seam.

the act of crimping.
a crimped condition or form.

Usually crimps. waves or curls, especially in hair that has been crimped or that displays a crimped pattern.
the waviness of wool fibers as naturally grown on sheep.
the waviness imparted to natural or synthetic fibers by weaving, knitting, plaiting, or other processes.
a crease formed in sheet metal or plate metal to make the material less flexible or for fastening purposes.