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clothesline

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noun clothes·line \-ˌlīn\

Definition of clothesline

  1. :  a line (as of cord) on which clothes may be hung to dry

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First Known Use of clothesline

1830


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clothesline

verb clothes·line

Definition of clothesline

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to knock down (someone, such as a football player) by catching by the neck with an outstretched arm

First Known Use of clothesline

1964


CLOTHESLINE Defined for English Language Learners

clothesline

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noun

Definition of clothesline for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of rope or a wire that people hang wet clothes on to dry

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