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paper clip

noun [C] uk   us  
a small piece of bent wire used for holding pieces of paper together
Translations of “paper clip”
in Korean 종이 집게…
in Arabic مِشْبَك وَرَق…
in Portuguese clipe…
in Catalan clip (per a papers)…
in Japanese (紙を束ねる)クリップ…
in Italian fermaglio, clip, graffetta…
in Chinese (Traditional) 紙夾,迴紋針,曲別針…
in Russian скрепка для бумаг…
in Turkish ataş, kağıt tutacağı/raptiyesi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 纸夹,回形针,曲别针…
in Polish spinacz…
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