coat hanger

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of coat hanger

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

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First Known Use of coat hanger

1895

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coat hanger

Definition of coat hanger for English Language Learners

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


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