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clothespin

[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs-/
noun
1.
a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism; clothes + pin
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