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Clothes pin

A clamp used to hold clothes on a clothesline. In the early 1900s most of them were made by cutting a long slot in a wooden dowel about a half-inch in diameter and few inches long. Later, most of them were small clamps made of two pieces of wood and a metal spring. That same design is still used in the twenty-first century, but generally with plastic rather than wood parts, for keeping plastic bags closed.
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Noun1.Clothes pin - wood or plastic fastenerclothes pin - wood or plastic fastener; for holding clothes on a clothesline
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
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Clipping the snap swivel to his zip line, Herrington clamps the clothes pin around that tag loop, at the swivel, in the fishing line.
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You can even use a small round file or rasp to contour the clamping surface of the clothes pin to better encase the screw shank.
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You can also hang fishing line so that you can tape, paper clip or clothes pin art for display purposes.
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Most had never seen a clothes pin before let alone played such a simple game.
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