[ klohz-pres, klohthz- ]
See synonyms for clothespress on
  1. 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. 2023

How to use clothespress in a sentence

  • Here is the clothes press, ma'am, and the other rooms are off there.

    The Ghost Breaker | Charles Goddard
  • In 1863, Schindler explained to Gerhard von Breuning that the article of furniture was an ordinary clothes-press.

  • He goes to the clothes press and proceeds to change his coat.

    Dramatic Technique | George Pierce Baker
  • Presently she rose again, opened the clothes-press, and took out some boiled rice and sopped bread, which she gave to the parrot.

  • But no; from the depths of the clothes-press came an invisible vapor wrapping him in its caressing breath.

    Woman Triumphant | Vicente Blasco Ibaez

British Dictionary definitions for clothes-press


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

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