hall tree



a stand or post having hooks or knobs for holding coats and hats; hatrack or clothes tree.

Origin of hall tree

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Also called hat tree.
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Examples from the Web for hall tree

Historical Examples of hall tree

  • Mr. McGowan took his hat from the hall-tree and left the house.

    Captain Pott's Minister

    Francis L. Cooper

  • Anderson got his hat from the hall-tree, and went out, closing the door with its spring-lock very cautiously.

    The Debtor

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • He left the precious envelope on the hall-tree, whence it would be taken to the post-office for the first mail.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • He hung his hat on the hall-tree and passed with rather unsteady steps into the living room.

    Burned Bridges

    Bertrand W. Sinclair