coatrack

noun
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

Examples of coatrack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the late 1990s, McConnell—a politician who normally displays the emotional range of a coatrack—was the most passionate opponent of any effort to rein in the wealthy through campaign finance reform. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 By the late 1990s, McConnell—a politician who normally displays the emotional range of a coatrack—was the most passionate opponent of any effort to rein in the wealthy through campaign finance reform. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 By the late 1990s, McConnell—a politician who normally displays the emotional range of a coatrack—was the most passionate opponent of any effort to rein in the wealthy through campaign finance reform. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 By the late 1990s, McConnell—a politician who normally displays the emotional range of a coatrack—was the most passionate opponent of any effort to rein in the wealthy through campaign finance reform. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 By the late 1990s, McConnell—a politician who normally displays the emotional range of a coatrack—was the most passionate opponent of any effort to rein in the wealthy through campaign finance reform. Win Mccormack, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Hanging hooks take the place of a traditional coatrack, and a basket beneath the bench organizes small items. Katie Bandurski, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 Mar. 2021 By the late 1990s, McConnell—a politician who normally displays the emotional range of a coatrack—was the most passionate opponent of any effort to rein in the wealthy through campaign finance reform. Walter Shapiro, The New Republic, 10 June 2020 Under a console, in a basket or on hooks or a coatrack. oregonlive, 21 Nov. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coatrack.' 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 coatrack

1915, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About coatrack

Time Traveler for coatrack

Time Traveler

The first known use of coatrack was in 1915

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near coatrack

coat-of-mail shell

coatrack

coatroom

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for coatrack

Last Updated

5 Oct 2021

Cite this Entry

“Coatrack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coatrack. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for coatrack

coatrack

noun

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something 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!