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clothespress

[klohz-pres, klohth z-]
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noun
  1. a receptacle for clothes, as a chest, wardrobe, or closet.
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Origin of clothespress

First recorded in 1705–15; clothes + press1
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Examples from the Web for clothespress

Historical Examples

  • There is a clothespress in the corner, into which Mr. Spear says we may look.

    Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)

    Elbert Hubbard

  • Hartwick shut himself in the clothespress, and I could hear him laughing and gasping for breath.

    Frank Merriwell at Yale

    Burt L. Standish

  • Along one side of the wall a clothespress, which the combined wardrobes of two did not fill.

    The Street of Seven Stars

    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • Then crossing, she opened the bathroom door, and then the clothespress, calling Rosanna's name sharply.

    The Girl Scouts at Home

    Katherine Keene Galt

  • Outside the clothespress, on a peg, hangs a linsey-woolsey every-day gown that shows marks of wear.