coat hanger

noun

: 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 moat of trash in the yard reaches the driveway, encasing a red Toyota Corolla Twin Cam in crumpled tarps, coat hangers, broom handles, coffee cups, more newspaper and more plastic bags. Matt Hamilton, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 The hotel has accessible public spaces — the guest house has a mobile ramp — and select guest rooms have lowered coat hangers and light switches, roll-in showers, and bars throughout the bathroom. Lydia Mansel, Travel + Leisure, 15 Mar. 2024 It’s generally built with a motor and simple wire coat hanger frame. Dusty Parnell, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 Diffuse the light: To eliminate glare and harsh highlights in the garden, Reiners softens direct sunlight with a homemade diffuser – a wire coat hanger bent into a square, with a white plastic grocery bag stretched over the wire frame. Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 The song’s not a righteous placard of a fetus or a bloody coat hanger, but a desperate, unresolved awakening to how much of ourselves we’re required to kill and maim every day. Howard Hampton, Spin, 21 Sep. 2023 Swap out your bathing suits, sundresses, and shorts for jeans and sweaters with these clothing organizers, and make sure all your jackets have a place with this coat hanger. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 16 Aug. 2023 One vendor uses fractal woodburning -- the art of burning figures into wood using high-voltage electricity -- to make serving trays, coasters and even coat hangers. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 17 July 2023 Drape it on a coat hanger to perfume outerwear or over a car’s rear view mirror for a tasteful air freshener. Ella Quittner Caitie Kelly Alice Newell-Hanson Kurt Soller Angela Koh Caitie Kelly, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coat hanger was in 1895

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“Coat hanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coat%20hanger. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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