[klohz-pin, klohthz-, klohs-]
a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.

1840–50, Americanism; clothes + pin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
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.
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