paper clip

noun
Updated on: 10 Jan 2018

Definition of paper clip

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

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First Known Use of paper clip

1851


PAPER CLIP Defined for English Language Learners

paper clip

noun

Definition of paper clip for English Language Learners

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


PAPER CLIP Defined for Kids

paper clip

noun

Definition of paper clip for Students

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

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