clothespin

noun
clothes·​pin | \-ˌpin \

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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In her small Sumner theater, El Teatro Osminog Blanco, 16 garments in various states of decay or fragmentation are suspended from the ceiling by string and clothespins. Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, "This isn’t for everyone: Sumner dancer tries to ‘wake up senses’ with strange art of butoh," 17 July 2018 What do matchstick houses, duct tape flower pens, clothespin dolls, seashells and origami have in common? Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 8 May 2018 What do matchstick houses, duct tape flower pens, clothespin dolls, seashells and origami have in common? Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 8 May 2018 What do matchstick houses, duct tape flower pens, clothespin dolls, seashells and origami have in common? Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 8 May 2018 What do matchstick houses, duct tape flower pens, clothespin dolls, seashells and origami have in common? Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 8 May 2018 The exhibit is loosey-goosey: Hundreds of unframed prints, some curling at the edges, hang from clothespins on a series of strings in a room filled with chairs, tables, boxes and other library things. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library," 17 May 2018 What do matchstick houses, duct tape flower pens, clothespin dolls, seashells and origami have in common? Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 8 May 2018 Sheets, pillows, clothespins and moving around the furniture can transform a living room into an adventure land. Deborah Lukovich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cold-weather fun: 5 ways to stay active even when the weather is frightful," 14 Nov. 2017

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1833, in the meaning defined above

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clothespin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clothespin

: a small object used for holding clothes on a clothesline

clothespin

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

Kids Definition of clothespin

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

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