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 The gate, locked only with a metal coat hanger, allowed easy access to the avocado tree. Edwidge Danticat, The New York Review of Books, "Mourning in Place," 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, "How to Make a DIY Hanging Cabbage to Keep Your Chickens Entertained," 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, "From gadgets to high-tech: Here are some safety innovations spurred by coronavirus pandemic," 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, "Hurricane Season," 25 Nov. 2019 Sharon Wood had packed it away in 1973 as a relic of a battle fought and won: the image of a black coat hanger, slashed out by a red line. New York Times, "How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion," 1 Dec. 2019 Furniture, tapestries, paintings, textiles, coat hangers and even membership cards were produced by craftsmen in northern Italy to Depero’s precise specifications. J.w.s.w., The Economist, "How nightclubs and cabarets incubated radical art," 8 Oct. 2019 Here Ocasek, in his usual Roy Orbison-as-beanpole getup, became a visual motif and a special effect, popping up in a woman’s life in the form of a King Kong, a coat hanger, a periscope in sunglasses, a housefly landing on her nose. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, "Ric Ocasek’s Eternal Cool," 16 Sep. 2019 At two national hotels in Pineville, about 15 miles south of Charlotte, the woman was verbally abused, choked in ice baths and branded with a hot coat hanger, police said. Fox News, "North Carolina woman kept as sex slave, beaten, tortured in front of children in hotel rooms, police say," 16 Sep. 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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15 Sep 2020

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“Coat hanger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coat hanger

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

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