coat hanger


Definition of coat hanger

: a device which is shaped like the outline of a person's shoulders and over which garments may be hung

Examples of coat hanger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her riskiest fashion choice, meanwhile, was wearing a coat hanger as a necklace. Christian Allair, Vogue, 28 June 2021 Many are breaking windows of garage doors or even drilling holes in them, then fishing with a car antenna or coat hanger to hook the emergency cord. Megan Cassidy,, 24 Dec. 2020 Some of the art in the show engages with social issues, as in Andrew Gonzalez’s sheet of faux food stamps, imprinted with his own name, that hangs from the gallery ceiling on a coat hanger. Steven Litt, cleveland, 29 Nov. 2020 First, place a wooden dowel or straightened coat hanger across the mouth of a 5-gallon bucket. The Editors, Field & Stream, 8 Oct. 2020 The gate, locked only with a metal coat hanger, allowed easy access to the avocado tree. Edwidge Danticat, The New York Review of Books, 8 Sep. 2020 Additionally, a forum on has some alternative DIY ideas, including using an apple corer, a metal coat hanger, and a landscape nail. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, 13 July 2020 British furniture designer Steve Brooks sought to fix the dilemma, with a simple device that looks like the top of a coat hanger that extends to a base designed to be gripped. CBS News, 29 Apr. 2020 That aside, who doesn’t want to hear about a man who shoved a coat hanger up his ass? David Sedaris, The New Yorker, 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of coat hanger

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coat hanger was in 1895

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“Coat hanger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of coat hanger

: a device that is used for hanging clothes in a closet : hanger


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