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
Definition 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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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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