clothespin (n.) also clothes-pin, by 1835, Amer.Eng., from CLOTHES (Cf. clothes) + PIN (Cf. pin).

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  • 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

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  • 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

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