Crisp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crisped p. pr. & vb. n. Crisping.]
1. To curl; to form into ringlets, as hair, or the nap of cloth; to interweave, as the branches of trees.
2. To cause to undulate irregularly, as crape or water; to wrinkle; to cause to ripple. Cf. Crimp.
The lover with the myrtle sprays
Adorns his crisped tresses. --Drayton.
Along the crisped shades and bowers. --Milton.
The crisped brooks,
Rolling on orient pearl and sands of gold. --Milton.
3. To make crisp or brittle, as in cooking.
Crisping iron, an instrument by which hair or any textile fabric is crisped.
Crisping pin, the simplest form of crisping iron. --Is. iii. 22.