[klohz-lahyn, klohth z-]
- a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry.
Origin of clothesline
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Examples from the Web for clothesline
New Hampshire, after all, is the home of a law prohibiting the hanging of lingerie on a clothesline near an airport.Our Dumb Puritan Laws: Sex Bans and Illegal Adultery
April 20, 2014
One of her four books, The Clothesline Diet, was also published in the U.S.
She spent 13 months pacing around her clothesline and lost all the weight.
A man had cut a clothesline in his yard and had brought it to the bridge.The Kentucky Ranger
Edward T. Curnick
She says her clothesline goes out fifty feet, and they have a phonograph.Tutors' Lane
There was a clothesline strung down the whole length of the kitchen.
The broom had swept from under the stove those lengths of clothesline.
Grab that clothesline and tie their hands behind their backs.Dorothy Dixon and the Mystery Plane
- a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air
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