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[klohz-lahyn, klohth z-]
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  1. 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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  1. a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air
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