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hall tree

a stand or post having hooks or knobs for holding coats and hats; hatrack or clothes tree.
Also called hat tree.
Origin of hall tree
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The sunlight on the marble slab of the hall tree faded slowly away.


    George Looms
  • Purchase a few hooks at a hardware store and fasten in the upper arms as shown, and the hall tree is complete.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • He peeled off his overcoat and hung it on the hall tree, sticking his swagger-stick in one of its pockets.

    The Great Potlatch Riots Allen Kim Lang
  • He placed his cane against the hall tree, and followed his host into the jollified apartment.

    The Voice on the Wire Eustace Hale Ball
  • Down in the hall she appropriated one of Dick's, off the hall tree, and announced herself ready.

    Her Prairie Knight B.M. Sinclair, AKA B. M. Bower
  • She wanted to put the umbrella back by the hall tree, and tell mother all about the runaway.

  • He hurried quickly to the hall tree, slipped into a light overcoat, and left the house.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
  • They were now come to the hall tree, and the General himself helped his guest off with his overcoat and hung it beside his own.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • As she went through the hall there, by the hall tree, stood the big umbrella.

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