Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.


[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs-/
a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.
Origin of clothespin
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; clothes + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
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.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • As soon as we have our breakfast we'll start off to look for your clothespin house.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis
  • "Yes, and I must go and find my clothespin house," said the pussy.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis
  • If a clothespin is dropped, the player who dropped it must pick it up and pass it on.

    Games for Everybody May C. Hofmann
  • The General sucked a clothespin meditatively: his eyes were fixed on something beyond his immediate surroundings.

  • The General withdrew his lingering gaze from the clothespin, and turned his blue eyes wonderingly up to her.

  • "Now we must put out the fire," said the rabbit, as he and the pussy were ready to go look for the clothespin house.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels

    Howard R. Garis

Word of the Day

Nearby words for clothespin

Word Value for clothespin

Scrabble Words With Friends