- a long wooden pole with a forked end, used to raise a line of washing to enable it to catch the breeze
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Examples from the Web for clothes prop
The lance-pole of this knight was a clothes-prop, at the end of which a pepper-box was duly fixed instead of a lance.Forgotten Tales of Long Ago
E. V. Lucas
The rake was found, and bound with stout cord to the clothes-prop, and the process of "salving" the wrecked steamer commenced.Under Padlock and Seal
Charles Harold Avery
Up would go the clothes-prop of Mr. Fletcher or Frederick; down would go the stranger cat.
Beneath, each armed with a clothes-prop, toiled Mr. Fletcher and Frederick under the immediate generalship of Mr. Marrapit.
Leaving his clothes-prop lancers, Mr. Marrapit hurried down the drive to hold review.