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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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  • A thought which lay deep in his mind, which he had hoped to conceal even from himself, obtruded: the clothespin Club.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • And, besides, clothespin Jimmy and I was raised side by side.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Theyve put prices down to where he loses money on every clothespin he makes.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • A rope to your foot, cockleburs in your hair, and a clothespin on your tongue.

    The Roycroft Dictionary Elbert Hubbard
  • As soon as we have our breakfast we'll start off to look for your clothespin house.

    Uncle Wiggily's Travels Howard R. Garis
  • He would walk along on the clothesline and pull out every clothespin, carrying each one to the roof and laying it safely away.

    The Children's Book of Birds Olive Thorne Miller
  • Thought hed die with one foot on a maple log and a clothespin in each hand.

    Sudden Jim Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Turn the empty box facing you, and slide the prongs of a clothespin up through the open crack at the lower right hand of the box.

  • Ink features upon the head of the clothespin and clothe as either boy or girl.

  • With a string tie a piece of raw cotton over the head of one clothespin; have the string tight, but the cotton cover rather loose.

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