clothes press


variants or clothespress
ˈklōz-ˌpres How to pronounce clothes press (audio)
 also  ˈklōt͟hz-
plural clothes presses or clothespresses
: a cabinet or trunk for storing clothes
especially : a tall, freestanding cabinet with shelves for holding folded clothes

Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clothes press was in 1713

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Cite this Entry

“Clothes press.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition


clothes·​press -ˌpres How to pronounce clothespress (audio)
: something (as a tall piece of furniture) in which clothes may be hung
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