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

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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 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

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coat hanger

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

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