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clipboard

[klip-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈklɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/
noun
1.
a small board having at the top a clip for holding papers and serving as a portable writing surface.
Origin of clipboard
1905-1910
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; clip2 + board
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clipboard

/ˈklɪpˌbɔːd/
noun
1.
a portable writing board with a spring clip at the top for holding paper
2.
a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command
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Word Origin and History for clipboard
n.

1904, from clip (n.1) + board (n.1). Portable board with a hinged clip at the top to hold papers.

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