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In the film industry, it refers to a clothespin. Often used by the lighting department to attach gels to lights, keep cords out of the way, etc.
A: Hey new guy...hand me a c47.
B: *blank stare*
A: C47! *sigh*...a clothespin!
b: Oh.
by kwirk January 19, 2006
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Film industry slang term for a clothespin. Legend has it that it was a crew's item code for clothespins. Also see bullet.
If the lamp is hot enough to melt tape, you can instead use a c-47 to attach a filter to the hot part of the light.
by Ian Ragsdale October 14, 2005
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The term used in the film King industry to refer to a clothespin. Stems from the old Hollywood film supply warehouse where the clothespins were on asile C, bin 47. Very handy tool for all aspects of filmmaking, commonly pinned to crewmember's shirts for easy accessibility.
Hey Bill, can you hand me a C-47 please, I need to pin this gel.
by scarletmay13 June 03, 2018
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