coat·​rack | \ ˈkōt-ˌrak How to pronounce coatrack (audio) \

Definition of coatrack

: a stand or rack fitted with pegs, hooks, or hangers and used for the temporary storage of garments

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Bathroom situation: Grab the key from the coatrack and head out of the restaurant, down the hall to a door conveniently located near a NovaCare rehab facility. Samantha Melamed,, "Little Pete's is dead. Long live Little Pete's | Bar Code," 16 May 2018 So grab some epoxy, drain six Tide bottles, and build yourself a handsome coatrack. Wired Staff, WIRED, "Reviews," 1 Dec. 2005

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First Known Use of coatrack

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coatrack was in 1915

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English Language Learners Definition of coatrack

: a stand or pole that has pegs, hooks, or hangers that can be used for hanging coats and other clothes

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