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[ 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.

Nearby words

clothes-pin, clothes-press, clothesbasket, clotheshorse, clothesline, clothespin, clothespress, clothier, clothilde, clothing, clotho

Origin of clothespin

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; clothes + pin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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