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clothesline

[ klohz-lahyn, klohthz- ]
/ ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz- /
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noun
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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Origin of clothesline

First recorded in 1820–30; clothes + line1
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British Dictionary definitions for clothesline

clothesline
/ (ˈkləʊðzˌlaɪn) /

noun
a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air
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