coat hanger



Origin of coat hanger

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coat hanger

Historical Examples of coat hanger

  • When we want a gimlet, or a saw, or a coat-hanger we want that one thing and want it as good as it can be made.

  • I pinned a towel over my suit, put it on a coat-hanger, and hung it securely to the blind-catch outside my window.

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    Olive Higgins Prouty

  • Also, hanging on a nail in one of the beams was a German tunic, stretched neatly on a coat-hanger.

British Dictionary definitions for coat hanger

coat hanger


a curved piece of wood, wire, plastic, etc, fitted with a hook and used to hang up clothes
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