Meaning of “paper clip” in the English Dictionary

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"paper clip" in British English

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paper clipnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpeɪ.pə ˌklɪp/ us /ˈpeɪ.pɚ ˌklɪp/

a small piece of bent wire used for holding pieces of paper together

(Definition of “paper clip” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"paper clip" in American English

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paper clipnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpeɪ·pər ˌklɪp/

a small piece of bent wire or plastic used for holding pieces of paper together

(Definition of “paper clip” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)