Definition of Clothesline

1. Noun. A cord on which clothes are hung to dry.

Generic synonyms: Cord

Definition of Clothesline

1. n. A rope or wire on which clothes are hung to dry.

Definition of Clothesline

1. Noun. A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry ¹

2. Verb. To knock (a person) over by striking his or her upper body or neck with one's arm, as if he or she had run into a low clothesline. ¹

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Definition of Clothesline


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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clothesline

clothes lines
clothes maiden
clothes moth
clothes peg
clothes pegs
clothes pin
clothes shop
clothes shops
clothes tree
clothes trees
clothes valet
clothesline (current term)
clothespin vote

Literary usage of Clothesline

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"The consideration of the note was the exclusive right to sell, In the counties of Early, Decatur, and Miller, "a pinless clothesline," under patent rights ..."

2. Modern Business Writing by Charles Harvey Raymond (1921)
"The following advertisement, therefore, contains information likely to be of interest to the prospect: A clothesline miles long would be required to dry the ..."

3. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1911)
"Elevating a clothesline A clothesline which requires no prop, and yet can be raised out of the way after the clothes are hung on it, is shown in the ..."

4. The World Almanac and Encyclopedia (1906)
"Little Giant clothesline Fastener A new specialty, designed for holding a clothesline without tying. Can be instantly adjusted from loose to tight. ..."

5. Life with the Trotters by John Splan (1889)
"... celebrated bay gelding clothesline, but after one campaign, which was very disastrous, Lem wended his way home sitting astride of clothesline and looked ..."

6. Math Games and Centers by Alfred Morgan, Jo Ellen Moore (1998)
"Attach a yarn clothesline to a bulletin board. Pin a pattern of mittens to the line. Hang a second clothesline between two chairs. Sit the chair beneath the ..."

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