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cuff link

or cufflink

one of a pair of linked ornamental buttons or buttonlike devices for fastening a shirt cuff.
Origin of cuff link
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • "Beating," said she, and withdrew her hand, and in her cuff-link was entangled a thin string.

    Little Aliens Myra Kelly
  • "Because you're a woman and sentimental," said her spouse, wrestling with a cuff-link.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • I stooped to help him and as we lifted the divan to its place the fringe of the cover caught in my cuff-link.

  • A lawyer having offices in a large office building recently lost a cuff-link, one of a pair that he greatly prized.

    Toaster's Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
  • His wristbands were grimy, and one cuff-link had been torn away.

    Satan Sanderson Hallie Erminie Rives
British Dictionary definitions for cuff-link

cuff link

one of a pair of linked buttons, used to join the buttonholes on the cuffs of a shirt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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