clipboard

[ klip-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈklɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
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noun

a small board having at the top a clip for holding papers and serving as a portable writing surface.

Nearby words

  1. clip someone's wings,
  2. clip-clop,
  3. clip-fed,
  4. clip-on,
  5. clip-out,
  6. clipped,
  7. clipped form,
  8. clipper,
  9. clipper bow,
  10. clipper ship

Origin of clipboard

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; clip2 + board

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British Dictionary definitions for clipboard

clipboard

/ (ˈklɪpˌbɔːd) /

noun

a portable writing board with a spring clip at the top for holding paper
a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for clipboard

clipboard

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper