Definition of Clotheshorse

1. Noun. A framework on which to hang clothes (as for drying).

Generic synonyms: Framework

2. Noun. A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance.
Exact synonyms: Beau, Dandy, Dude, Fashion Plate, Fop, Gallant, Sheik, Swell
Specialized synonyms: Cockscomb, Coxcomb, Macaroni
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man
Specialized synonyms: Beau Brummell, Brummell, George Bryan Brummell
Derivative terms: Dandify

Definition of Clotheshorse

1. n. A frame to hang clothes on.

Definition of Clotheshorse

1. Noun. A frame on which laundry is hung to dry. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) A person excessively concerned with the appearance of their clothing. ¹

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Definition of Clotheshorse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clotheshorse

clothes hanger
clothes hangers
clothes line
clothes lines
clothes maiden
clothes moth
clothes peg
clothes pegs
clothes pin
clothes shop
clothes shops
clothes tree
clothes trees
clothes valet
clotheshorse (current term)
clothespin vote

Literary usage of Clotheshorse

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1. Child Observations: 1st Series: Imitation and Allied Activities. Made by the by Elias Harlow Russell, Massachusetts State Normal School, Worcester (1896)
"I put a stick, my gun, between the bars of the clotheshorse, and shot the chief. The other Indians entered the fort, the chief came to life, ..."

2. A Guide to Laundry-work: A Manual for Home and School by Mary Davoren Chambers (1915)
"clotheshorse. This is a light, folding frame, used either to hang clothes ... A serviceable clotheshorse is from five to six feet high and has three folds, ..."

3. Peter and Polly in Autumn by Rose Lucia (1918)
"clotheshorse TENTS "Mother," said Polly, "can you make us a tent ? " " A tent ? ... She said, "Take hold of the end of this clotheshorse, Polly. ..."

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