clothesline

[ klohz-lahyn, klohth z- ]
/ ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz- /

noun

a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry.

Nearby words

  1. clothes-peg,
  2. clothes-pin,
  3. clothes-press,
  4. clothesbasket,
  5. clotheshorse,
  6. clothespin,
  7. clothespress,
  8. clothier,
  9. clothilde,
  10. clothing

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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