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coat hanger

coat hanger

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coat hanger1

First recorded in 1890–95
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Example Sentences

For example, a coat hanger is great for putting your clothes in the closet.

A coat hanger had once been the painful, unsanitary and sometimes only solution of choice.

The headphone stand should look organic, sturdy, and smooth, not like a flimsy wire coat hanger.

So it matters if it’s a good coat hanger, but it’s just a coat hanger.

From Time

"Look here, let's not use the U.S.A. as a coat hanger," he wrote.

It shows a woman, actress Lisa Edelstein, walking toward a closet; inside is a coat hanger.

Place on coat hanger, and allow to dry before wearing or delivering.

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.

The coat hanger is a convenient thing in every household, and also a good example of spokeshave work.

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

Place on a coat hanger, to retain its proper shape and to dry before wearing.

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