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paper clip

noun
1.
a flat wire or plastic clip shaped so that it can hold sheets of paper between two of its loops.
2.
a spring clamp for holding papers.
Origin of paper clip
1870-1875
1870-75

paper-clip

[pey-per-klip] /ˈpeɪ pərˈklɪp/
verb (used with object), paper-clipped, paper-clipping.
1.
to fasten together with one or more paper clips:
Paper-clip these letters and file them.
Origin
1960-65
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paperclip

/ˈpeɪpəˌklɪp/
noun
1.
a clip for holding sheets of paper together, esp one made of bent wire
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