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clothesline

noun clothes·line \ -ˌlīn \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of clothesline

: 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

Definition of clothesline

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

First Known Use of clothesline

1964

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CLOTHESLINE Defined for English Language Learners

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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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