washing machine


Definition of washing machine

: a machine for washing especially : one for washing clothes and household linen

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Run appliances like ovens or washing machines in the early morning or late evening to reduce the heat and moisture in your home. Olivia Sanchez, USA TODAY, "Triple-digit temperatures could bring blackouts in New York City, DC and Chicago," 10 July 2019 That, in turn, is weighing on demand for wheels and steel parts, washing machines and paint. ... Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Factories Throttle Back, Pressuring U.S. Economy," 9 June 2019 Giving a major upgrade to the traditional laundromat, the shop features washing machines in Hermès' signature orange hue that perform the dip-dye service. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "An Hermès Laundromat Is Coming To New York," 14 June 2017 An employee attaches a sticker to an LG washing machine on production line at the company's factory in Changwon, South Korea. Benjamin Powell, Fortune, "Commentary: Trump’s Tariffs Won’t Kill U.S. Jobs. They’ll Create the Wrong Ones.," 7 Mar. 2018 Those goods include steel, aluminum, whiskey, toilet paper, washing machines, and motorboats. Zeeshan Aleem, Vox, "Canada is matching Trump’s steel tariffs dollar for dollar.," 29 June 2018 The increase in washing machine prices is great news for the small number of Americans who work in appliance factories, but bad news for the larger number of Americans who buy appliances. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The impact of Trump’s trade wars, explained," 9 July 2018 Already, washing machines and school lockers are more expensive. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, "Tough talk or a trade war? Many US firms frozen in suspense.," 29 June 2018 Introduce tariffs on solar panels and washing machines In January 2018, the Trump administration imposed tariffs on solar panels and washing machines that are made outside of the United States. BostonGlobe.com, "Trump’s trophy case," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of washing machine

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of washing machine was circa 1754

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: a machine used for washing clothes

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: a machine used for washing clothes and household linen

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