paper clip
noun Date: 1875 a length of wire bent into flat loops that is used to hold papers together

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paper clip — paper clips also paper clip, paperclip N COUNT A paper clip is a small piece of bent wire that is used to fasten papers together …   English dictionary

  • paper clip — paper ,clip noun count a small piece of bent wire used for holding pieces of paper together …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paper clip — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of bent wire or plastic used for holding several sheets of paper together …   English terms dictionary

  • paper clip — ☆ paper clip n. a flexible clasp, typically of metal wire, for holding loose sheets of paper together by pressure …   English World dictionary

  • Paper clip — A paper clip (or sometimes paperclip) is a device which holds several sheets of paper together by means of pressure: it leaves the paper intact and can be quickly and easily removed, unlike the staple, which will damage the paper unless removed… …   Wikipedia

  • paper clip — noun a wire or plastic clip for holding sheets of paper together the paper clip was invented in 1900 • Syn: ↑paperclip, ↑gem clip • Hypernyms: ↑clip * * * noun, pl ⋯ clips [count] : a piece of wire bent into flat loops that is used to hold sheets …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paper Clip — Infobox Television episode | Title = Paper Clip Caption = A Mexican stand off between Scully, Skinner and Mulder. Series = The X Files Season = 3 Episode = 2 Airdate = September 29, 1995 (Fox) Production = 3x02 Guests = Walter Gotell as Victor… …   Wikipedia

  • paper-clip — /pay peuhr klip /, v.t., paper clipped, paper clipping. to fasten together with one or more paper clips: Paper clip these letters and file them. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • paper-clip — /pay peuhr klip /, v.t., paper clipped, paper clipping. to fasten together with one or more paper clips: Paper clip these letters and file them. [1960 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • paper-clip — see paper clip …   English dictionary

  • paper clip — pa′per clip n. 1) a flat clip that holds sheets of paper between two loops 2) cvb a spring clamp for holding papers • Etymology: 1870–75 …   From formal English to slang

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