ear clip
noun Date: 1945 an earring with a clip fastener

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ear|clip — «IHR KLIHP», noun. an earring or other ornament fastened to the ear with a clip …   Useful english dictionary

  • clip someone round the ear — clip someone round the ear/earhole/british informal phrase to hit the side of someone’s head quickly, especially as a punishment Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym punishment of being hithyponym to attack a person or object …   Useful english dictionary

  • clip someone round earhole — clip someone round the ear/earhole/british informal phrase to hit the side of someone’s head quickly, especially as a punishment Thesaurus: to hit a personsynonym punishment of being hithyponym to attack a person or object …   Useful english dictionary

  • clip — clip1 [klıp] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(for fastening)¦ 2¦(film)¦ 3¦(gun)¦ 4 at a good/rapid/fast etc clip 5¦(cut)¦ 6 a clip round the ear/earhole 7¦(newspaper)¦ 8 $100/50 cents etc a clip ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Sense: 1,3,8; Date: 1400 1500; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clip — [[t]klɪ̱p[/t]] clips, clipping, clipped 1) N COUNT A clip is a small device, usually made of metal or plastic, that is specially shaped for holding things together. She took the clip out of her hair. 2) V ERG When you clip things together, you… …   English dictionary

  • clip */ — I UK [klɪp] / US verb Word forms clip : present tense I/you/we/they clip he/she/it clips present participle clipping past tense clipped past participle clipped 1) a) [transitive] to fasten one thing to another using a small object He collected up …   English dictionary

  • clip — 1 noun 1 FOR FASTENING (C) a small metal or plastic object for holding or fastening things together: Fasten the microphone clip to your shirt front. | hair clip (=a piece of metal or plastic for keeping hair in the right place) see also: bulldog… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clip — I 1. noun 1) a briefcase clip Syn: fastener, clasp, hasp, catch, hook, buckle, lock 2) a mother of pearl clip Syn: brooch, pin, badge 3) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Clip point — A Bowie knife clearly showing the clip point The clip point is one of the three most common knife blade shapes used (the others being the drop point and the spear point). Clip point blades have the appearance of having the forward third of the… …   Wikipedia

  • clip —  v. Strike a smart blow. Usu. clip one s ear …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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