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clothes pole

a pole used for supporting a clothesline.
Origin of clothes pole
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I suppose if you got to the North Pole youd expect to see a clothes pole with the clothes line wrapped around it, ready for use.

  • Silas gave it another prod with the clothes pole and it moved more quickly.

    Dick Hamilton's Fortune Howard R. Garis
  • Then he drove at them again with a clothes pole, and missed them again, although he made another pole by hitting that on a stone.

    Recitations for the Social Circle James Clarence Harvey
  • Nathan Spiderwitz grasped the clothes pole and vaulted with great accuracy into the left wing of the grand stand.

    Little Aliens

    Myra Kelly
  • These latter, during the day, are suspended upon the clothes pole previously described and illustrated.

    A Study of Pueblo Architecture: Tusayan and Cibola Victor Mindeleff and Cosmos Mindeleff
  • She saw an old hemp hammock hanging from a clothes pole on the drying-place, and had a sudden idea.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
British Dictionary definitions for clothes pole

clothes pole

Also called clothes post. a post to which a clothesline is attached
(Scot & US) another term for clothes prop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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