paper clip

paper clip

noun
1.
a flat wire or plastic clip shaped so that it can hold sheets of paper between two of its loops.
2.
a spring clamp for holding papers.

Origin:
1870–75

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paper-clip

[pey-per-klip]
verb (used with object), paper-clipped, paper-clipping.
to fasten together with one or more paper clips: Paper-clip these letters and file them.

Origin:
1960–65

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