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[klip-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈklɪpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/

a small having at the top a for holding papers and serving as a portable writing surface.
a portable writing board with a spring clip at the top for holding paper
a temporary storage area in desktop publishing where text or graphics are held after the cut command or the copy command

1904, from clip (n.1) + board (n.1). Portable board with a hinged clip at the top to hold papers.

operating system
A temporary memory area, used to transfer information within a document being edited or between documents or between programs. The fundamental operations are “cut” which moves data from a document to the clipboard, “copy” which copies it to the clipboard, and “paste” which inserts the clipboard contents into the current document in place of the current selection.
Different Graphical User Interfaces vary in how they handle the different types of data which a user might want to transfer via the clipboard, some (e.g. the X Window System) support only plain text, others (e.g. NEXTSTEP) support arbitrarily typed data such as images.


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  • Clip-clop

    [klip-klop] /ˈklɪpˌklɒp/ noun 1. . noun 1. the sound made by a horse’s hooves sound as of a horse’s hooves, 1884, imitative.

  • Clip-fed

    [klip-fed] /ˈklɪpˌfɛd/ adjective 1. (of a rifle) loading from a into the magazine. adjective 1. (of an automatic firearm) loaded from a cartridge clip

  • Clip forceps

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