[ klohz-lahyn, klohthz- ]
/ ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz- /
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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
The socks we made out of a shirt which came from the clothes-line of some haus-frau.The Escape of a Princess Pat|George Pearson
The pleasantest and best way to clean rugs, however, is to take them out of doors and beat them on the grass or on a clothes line.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
She went over with all the helpless, dead-weight violence of a man who has caught his toe on a drooping clothes line in the dark.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
I never owned but one and he got choked tu deth bi a kink in a clothes line, but not until he had swallered 18 feet ov it.Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings|Henry Wheeler Shaw
While she was giving more wash-outs to them clothes that did have a fall while the clothes-line did break, she did sing.The Story of Opal|Opal Whiteley
British Dictionary definitions for clothesline
/ (ˈkləʊðzˌlaɪn) /
a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air
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