clothespin

noun clothes·pin \ -ˌpin \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of clothespin

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

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First Known Use of clothespin

1833


CLOTHESPIN Defined for English Language Learners

clothespin

noun

Definition of clothespin for English Language Learners

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


CLOTHESPIN Defined for Kids

clothespin

noun clothes·pin \ ˈklōz-ˌpin , ˈklōt͟hz- \

Definition of clothespin for Students

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


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