A small wooden or plastic device with two spring-loaded arms that is used to hold clothes or other items on a clothesline or drying rack.
From clothes + pin, meaning a pin used to hold clothes.
- She used clothespins to hang her laundry on the clothesline.
- He used the clothespin to clip the photo to the clothesline.
- The clothespin held the pants securely on the line.
- The clothespin was a handy tool for hanging up clothes.
- She used clothespins to keep the quilt from blowing away.