Clothespin
Clothespin Clothes"pin` (? or ?), n. A forked piece of wood or plastic, or a small device with a spring clamp, used for fastening clothes on a line. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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  • clothespin — (n.) also clothes pin, by 1835, Amer.Eng., from CLOTHES (Cf. clothes) + PIN (Cf. pin) …   Etymology dictionary

  • clothespin — ☆ clothespin [klōthz′pin΄, klōz′pin΄ ] n. a small clip, as a forked peg of wood or plastic, for fastening clothes on a line …   English World dictionary

  • Clothespin — Wooden clothespin A clothespin (also clothes peg, or just peg) is a fastener used to hang up clothes for drying, usually on a clothes line. Clothespins often come in many different designs. Contents 1 …   Wikipedia

  • clothespin — UK [ˈkləʊðzˌpɪn] / US [ˈkloʊðzˌpɪn] noun [countable] Word forms clothespin : singular clothespin plural clothespins American a clothes peg …   English dictionary

  • clothespin — [[t]klo͟ʊðzpɪn[/t]] clothespins N COUNT A clothespin is the same as a clothes peg. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • clothespin — noun Date: 1833 a forked piece of wood or plastic or a small spring clamp used for fastening clothes on a clothesline …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clothespin — /klohz pin , klohdhz , klohs /, n. a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline. [1840 50, Amer.; CLOTHES + PIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • clothespin — noun A clip or fastener used to secure garments to a clothesline while drying. Syn: clothes peg …   Wiktionary

  • clothespin — clothes|pin [ klouðz,pın ] noun count AMERICAN a wooden or plastic object used for fastening wet clothes onto a CLOTHESLINE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clothespin — n. clip for attaching clothes to a clothesline …   English contemporary dictionary

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