[klohz-peg, klohth z-]

noun British.

a clothespin.

Origin of clothes-peg

First recorded in 1815–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clothes-peg

Historical Examples of clothes-peg

  • There was a plaster Joan of Arc in the hall, close to the clothes-peg.


    Vernon Lee

  • "There is a clothes-peg sticking into the back of my head," remarked Mr. Travers.

  • The mere notion of the passage and the clothes-peg and the umbrella-stand annihilated him.


    Mary Cholmondeley

  • I went to bed that night with a clothes-peg out of the yard on it, to improve its shape.

  • One little Piskey, somewhat taller than a clothes-peg, was the best dancer there, and his laugh was the merriest.