[klohz-hawrs, klohth z-]
- Informal. a person whose chief interest and pleasure is dressing fashionably.
- a frame on which to hang wet laundry for drying.
Origin of clotheshorse
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Examples from the Web for clothes-horse
She washed and rinsed the garments, and, opening a clothes-horse, spread them out to dry.Meadow Grass
I was so proud I had cold chills, and I walked like a clothes-horse on castors.The Confessions of a Daddy
Ellis Parker Butler
No, no, said Tootles hastily; Flick is only a clothes-horse for the time being.The Woman Gives
A Horse so good at washing clothes, A clothes-horse might be called, I s'pose.Curious Creatures
Briggs—Well, then, get me a clothes-horse and a couple of sheets.
- a frame on which to hang laundry for drying or airing
- informal a dandy
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Word Origin and History for clothes-horse
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