- 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
Examples from the Web for clothes-line
Historical Examples of clothes-line
No, I have not seen them yet—anything but their stockings on the clothes-line.The Very Small Person
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Then, with a clothes-line, I tied him up carefully, hand and foot.Rudder Grange
Frank R. Stockton
Then he noticed the clothes-line, and thought he might do something with that.Hollow Tree Nights and Days
Albert Bigelow Paine
The cross had been taken down when a prop was wanted for the clothes-line.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
I brung him home, and your mam she passed out the clothes-line, and I tied him up.
- a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air