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[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs-/
a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.
Origin of clothespin
1840-50, Americanism; clothes + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They want to know who doesn't have some thumbtacks, a clothespin, and fishing line around his house.
  • She put a clothespin on her nose and worked to bring her voice down a register, to achieve clarity and depth.
  • Mark the spot by moving the clothespin or other marker to the spot.
  • Attach a clothespin to the line at the point where the line enters the water.
  • Make this duck puppet with glue or tape and a clothespin and act out a story about ducks.
  • Their contributions included the flat broom and the clothespin.
  • Using tape or a clothespin, place a card on the back of each student.
  • When the water starts to flow through the tubing, pinch the tubing with a clothespin to limit the water flow to a small trickle.
  • Be sure clothespin is attached to edge of sheet and does not contact the image area.
  • When a swinging boom cut open his forehead, he used a clothespin to close the wound.

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