paper clip

noun

Definition of paper clip

: a length of wire bent into flat loops that is used to hold papers together

Examples of paper clip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At first glance, this giant paper clip is just fun to look at. Rebecca Norris, USA TODAY, "15 desk accessories that make working from home easier," 27 Mar. 2021 If the speakers aren't getting any sound from the Mac, make sure the Mac's sound is on and clean the audio port with a paper clip to remove lint. Steve Alexander, Star Tribune, "Alexander: Despite name, 'digital' computer speakers are really analog," 21 Mar. 2021 Pierce a small hole near the peel using a knife or paper clip. Sunset Magazine, "Christmas in the Desert," 16 Dec. 2020 Now, as global temperatures rise, a caterpillar barely the size of a paper clip may threaten California's position as the world's leading producer of almonds, walnuts and pistachios. Star Tribune, "Character Building Cold - Temps Stay Subzero Sunday," 6 Feb. 2021 Pierce a small hole near the peel using a knife or paper clip. Sunset Magazine, "Christmas in the Desert," 16 Dec. 2020 Pierce a small hole near the peel using a knife or paper clip. Sunset Magazine, "Christmas in the Desert," 16 Dec. 2020 Use a bent paper clip to keep it in contact with the soil, water as usual, and that’s it! Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "How To Care for a Spider Plant Like a Pro," 10 Jan. 2021 Pierce a small hole near the peel using a knife or paper clip. Sunset Magazine, "Christmas in the Desert," 16 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of paper clip

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paper clip was in 1851

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9 Apr 2021

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“Paper clip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paper%20clip. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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paper clip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of paper clip

: a piece of wire bent into flat loops that is used to hold sheets of paper together

paper clip

noun

Kids Definition of paper clip

: a piece of bent wire used to hold sheets of paper together

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