Definition of bulldog clip in English:

bulldog clip

noun

British
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  • A strong sprung metal device with two flat plates that close so as to hold papers together.

    • ‘It was all done with a pastry board and a bulldog clip.’
    • ‘Barry handed him another receipt taken from another bulldog clip.’
    • ‘I told her to look on the card, which had been held together with the others by a bulldog clip.’
    • ‘Such works are hung with bulldog clips, giving the impression that one is entering the artist's workspace, a technique that seems to have found much favour in the gallery world of late.’
    • ‘Messages for the duty controller were passed down from the gallery using a bulldog clip tied on to the end of what looked like a broomstick.’