clothespin

[ klohz-pin, klohthz-, klohs- ]
/ ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs- /

noun

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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