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a flat wire or plastic clip shaped so that it can hold sheets of paper between two of its loops.
a spring clamp for holding papers.
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Origin of paper clip
First recorded in 1870–75
Other definitions for paper clip (2 of 2)
[ pey-per-klip ]
/ ˈpeɪ pərˈklɪp /
verb (used with object), pa·per-clipped, pa·per-clip·ping.
to fasten together with one or more paper clips: Paper-clip these letters and file them.
Origin of paper-clip
First recorded in 1960–65
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How to use paper clip in a sentence
As declassified dossiers reveal, with them they brought Nazi scientists from Operation Paperclip.
And Operation Paperclip, born of the ashes of World War II, was the inciting incident in this hall of mirrors.
It was an international crisis in June of 1948 that gave Operation Paperclip momentum at Camp King.
He handed Alan a small, desiccated lump, like a black bean pierced with a paperclip wire.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for paper clip
/ (ˈpeɪpəˌklɪp) /
a clip for holding sheets of paper together, esp one made of bent wire
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