washing machine

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noun

an apparatus, especially a household appliance, for washing clothing, linens, etc.

Nearby words

  1. washeteria,
  2. washfountain,
  3. washin,
  4. washiness,
  5. washing,
  6. washing powder,
  7. washing soda,
  8. washing-up,
  9. washington,
  10. washington and the cherry tree

Origin of washing machine

First recorded in 1790–1800

Also called washer.

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British Dictionary definitions for washing machine

washing machine

noun

a mechanical apparatus, usually powered by electricity, for washing clothing, linens, etc
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