a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry.
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How to use clothesline in a sentence
A hulking defender breaks into the backfield and takes him down with a vicious clothesline tackle.Two New Films Preach Our Nation’s Corrosive Gridiron Gospel | Steve Almond | September 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Kevin Bleyer | April 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On the last Sunday in March, Marina is hanging diapers on a flimsy clothesline stuck in the grass in the small backyard.
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.
Taking the scissors from Violet's workbag, she cut the laundry bag carefully into two pieces, saving the cord for a clothesline.The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
A small box is fastened to one post, to provide a place for the clothesline and the clothespins.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 | Various
She thinks she recognizes that quilt—she missed one off her clothesline several nights ago.The Castaways of Pete's Patch | Carroll Watson Rankin
She's grow on som' clothesline jus' biffore de back part of dose house of madame hon Lakeveele.The Castaways of Pete's Patch | Carroll Watson Rankin
Little Jim meanwhile amused himself by trying to rope the family cat with a piece of clothesline.Partners of Chance | Henry Herbert Knibbs
British Dictionary definitions for clothesline
a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air
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