Clip board


[klip-bawrd, -bohrd]
a small board having at the top a clip for holding papers and serving as a portable writing surface.

1905–10, Americanism; clip2 + board Unabridged
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clipboard (ˈklɪpˌbɔːd)
1.  a portable writing board with a spring clip at the top for holding paper
2.  a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command

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Word Origin & History

1907, from clip + board. Portable board with a hinged clip at the top to hold papers.
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