: a C-shaped general-purpose clamp

Examples of C-clamp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wired: installing this beauty, which has a zinc alloy C-clamp that attaches securely to your grill’s handle. John Thompson, menshealth.com, 13 May 2023 The mount is a simple C-clamp style and can be removed with the twist of two bolts. Max Inchausti, Field & Stream, 20 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of C-clamp was in 1895

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“C-clamp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/C-clamp. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a clamp shaped like the letter C
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