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clothespin

[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-]
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noun
  1. a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.
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Origin of clothespin

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; clothes + pin
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Examples from the Web for clothespin

Historical Examples

  • And, besides, Clothespin Jimmy and I was raised side by side.

    Sudden Jim

    Clarence Budington Kelland

  • But Clothespin Jimmy learned of the matter, which Jim did not know.

    Sudden Jim

    Clarence Budington Kelland

  • "As mute as a mouse, my clothespin," was the obedient reply.

    Robert Tournay

    William Sage

  • A rope to your foot, cockleburs in your hair, and a clothespin on your tongue.

  • As soon as we have our breakfast we'll start off to look for your clothespin house.