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[klohz-pres, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌprɛs, ˈkloʊðz-/
a receptacle for clothes, as a chest, wardrobe, or closet.
Origin of clothespress
First recorded in 1705-15; clothes + press1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It had been lying near the clothes-press in which the unfortunate Pitt had taken refuge.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • Fred glanced expectantly in the direction of the top of the clothes-press.

    The Uncalled

    Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • The chest, Baissac tells us, is the clothes-press of the poor.

    "Gombo Zhbes" Lafcadio Hearn
  • Polacca, quite pale, came from her hiding-place behind the clothes-press.

    Marie Alexander Pushkin
  • And he needed a clothes-press; I was on no account to forget that clothes-press.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • She was much more likely to find it in her clothes-press filled with golden guineas.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • Some other pamphlets and magazines were stacked up on the top of the clothes-press.

  • There was a bed in the room, a wash-stand, a couple of chairs, and a clothes-press.

    Frank and Fearless Horatio Alger Jr.
  • You think of a clothes-press that hasn't been open for years, and, somehow, of incense.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • There was not a pantry, a closet, a clothes-press, a shelf in the house.

British Dictionary definitions for clothes-press


a piece of furniture for storing clothes, usually containing wide drawers and a cabinet
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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