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serre-papier

[ sair-pap-yey; French ser-pa-pyey ]
/ ˌsɛər pæpˈyeɪ; French sɛr paˈpyeɪ /
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noun, plural serre-pa·piers [sair-pap-yeyz; French ser-pa-pyey]. /sɛər pæpˈyeɪz; French sɛr paˈpyeɪ/.

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Origin of serre-papier

<French: literally, (it) grips (the) paper; see sear2, paper
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