washing machine


Definition of washing machine

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

Examples of washing machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The towels are also very easy to take care of: Simply toss them into the washing machine and tumble dry on low. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 12 Dec. 2021 When the fabric headband is ready for a wash, just remove the speakers and toss it in the washing machine. Elizabeth Brownfield, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 And when the pillows are ready to be cleaned, simply remove the bamboo case and toss in the washing machine. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Microfiber towels pick up dirt easily and can be thrown in the washing machine after. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 ShieldGold covers the systems in the ShieldSilver plan and adds protection for kitchen and laundry appliances, such as your stove, refrigerator, and washing machine, with a $3,000 per-appliance coverage limit. Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Nov. 2021 Clean your shoes by wiping them off or throwing them in the washing machine on the gentle cycle with a towel (this helps balance the load), Metzler says—but never put them in the dryer. Cindy Kuzma, SELF, 27 Oct. 2021 And when the sheets are ready to be cleaned, simply toss them in the washing machine in cold water and tumble dry. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 24 Oct. 2021 In Clarke’s invented back story, Caroline and Betty used to smoke cigarettes together in the basement, and Betty is the one who bought the nice washing machine, to ease Caroline’s workload. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of washing machine

circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

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24 Dec 2021

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“Washing machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washing%20machine. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of washing machine

: a machine used for washing clothes

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Kids Definition of washing machine

: a machine used for washing clothes and household linen

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