coat hanger

noun

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

Japan's Muji was later fined by Shanghai authorities after it was discovered that the company had imported a batch of coat hangers wrapped in packaging that described Taiwan as a country. Michelle Toh, CNN, "Nike pulls products in China after designer sparks social media outrage," 27 June 2019 Still others have sent thousands of coat hangers to the senator’s office in Maine. Catie Edmondson, The Seattle Times, "Here are the 5 senators who will decide fate of Kavanaugh, Supreme Court," 2 Oct. 2018 According to Time, that concern has now taken the form of about 3,000 coat hangers that protesters mailed to one of the Republican senators whose vote could determine whether or not Kavanaugh is appointed — Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine). Jameelah Nasheed, Teen Vogue, "Senator Susan Collins Received 3,000 Coat Hangers Sent to Protest Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination," 10 Sep. 2018 Doctors can attest to the desperate measures taken by women, from coat hangers to caustic chemicals poured into the vaginal canal. Juan Carlos, Marie Claire, "This Is What a World Without Reproductive Rights Would Be Like," 25 Apr. 2016 Outside of Reynolds’ office earlier Friday, critics of the bill began leaving coat hangers by her staff’s desks. Barbara Rodriguez, BostonGlobe.com, "Iowa governor signs nation’s strictest abortion regulation," 5 May 2018 Outside of Reynolds’ office earlier Friday, critics of the bill began leaving coat hangers by her staff’s desks. Barbara Rodriguez, BostonGlobe.com, "Iowa governor signs nation’s strictest abortion regulation," 5 May 2018 Outside of Reynolds’ office earlier Friday, critics of the bill began leaving coat hangers by her staff’s desks. Barbara Rodriguez, BostonGlobe.com, "Iowa governor signs nation’s strictest abortion regulation," 5 May 2018 Outside of Reynolds’ office earlier Friday, critics of the bill began leaving coat hangers by her staff’s desks. Barbara Rodriguez, BostonGlobe.com, "Iowa governor signs nation’s strictest abortion regulation," 5 May 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coat hanger.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of coat hanger

1895, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about coat hanger

Dictionary Entries near coat hanger

coatee

Coates

coat flower

coat hanger

coati

coatimundi

coating

Statistics for coat hanger

Last Updated

4 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for coat hanger

The first known use of coat hanger was in 1895

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for coat hanger

coat hanger

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coat hanger

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

More from Merriam-Webster on coat hanger

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with coat hanger

Spanish Central: Translation of coat hanger

Comments on coat hanger

What made you want to look up coat hanger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not constant or steady

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!