clothes pole



a pole used for supporting a clothesline.

Origin of clothes pole

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clothes pole

Historical Examples of clothes pole

  • "Hey," came a voice, waving a white towel raised high on a clothes-pole.


    Clement Wood

  • If a bird is foolish enough to alight on the top of a clothes-pole, pussy has a very easy victory.


    W. Gordon Stables

  • Sammy picked up a clothes-pole and started to punish Billy Bumps as he thought fit.

British Dictionary definitions for clothes pole

clothes pole


Also called: clothes post a post to which a clothesline is attached
Scot and US another term for clothes prop
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