Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

clothespin

play
noun clothes·pin \-ˌpin\

Simple Definition of clothespin

  • : a small object used for holding clothes on a clothesline

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clothespin

  1. :  a forked piece of wood or plastic or a small spring clamp used for fastening clothes on a clothesline

1833

First Known Use of clothespin

1833


CLOTHESPIN Defined for Kids

clothespin

play
noun clothes·pin \ˈklōz-ˌpin, ˈklōthz-\

Definition of clothespin for Students

  1. :  a small object used for holding clothes in place on a line





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up clothespin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the act or an instance of embezzling

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

formless frightening experimental massive
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ