[klohz-pres, klohth z-]


a receptacle for clothes, as a chest, wardrobe, or closet.

Origin of clothespress

First recorded in 1705–15; clothes + press1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for clothes-press

Historical Examples of clothes-press

  • It had been lying near the clothes-press in which the unfortunate Pitt had taken refuge.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Fred glanced expectantly in the direction of the top of the clothes-press.

    The Uncalled

    Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • The chest, Baissac tells us, is the clothes-press of the poor.

    "Gombo Zhbes"

    Lafcadio Hearn

  • Polacca, quite pale, came from her hiding-place behind the clothes-press.


    Alexander Pushkin

  • And he needed a clothes-press; I was on no account to forget that clothes-press.


    Norman Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for clothes-press



a piece of furniture for storing clothes, usually containing wide drawers and a cabinet
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