washing machine

noun

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 Those need to be standard on every new washing machine sold, starting right now. Matt Simon, Wired, "Your Beloved Blue Jeans Are Polluting the Ocean—Big Time," 2 Sep. 2020 Some problems — a leaking pipe, an inoperative washing machine — need prompt attention. Consumers’ Checkbook, SFChronicle.com, "Home repairs during coronavirus pandemic," 31 July 2020 These cozy socks comes in three colors and can be tossed in the washing machine for easy cleaning. Rachel Murphy, USA TODAY, "52 meaningful gift ideas your wife will love," 11 Dec. 2020 Put your best red lipstick on and get ready to do the washing machine because Selena: The Series is finally here! Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Selena: The Series" Season 2," 4 Dec. 2020 If your pair of AirPods recently became one with the washing machine or your phone decided to suddenly call it quits, then this round-up of deals is your new saving grace. Alexandra Polk, refinery29.com, "Apple Deals On Everything From AirPods To iPads & MacBooks," 23 Nov. 2020 That’s fine, unless the washing machine is on and using 5 GPM, someone’s showering and using 3 GPM, and the dishwasher is running at 4 GPM, resulting in a demand of 12 gallons of water per minute. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How to Increase Your Home’s Water Pressure," 21 Oct. 2020 Fill the washing machine with warm water and add the cleaning product. oregonlive, "Caring for your quilt: Use it, don’t store it in cedar," 15 Oct. 2020 Bird droppings are to be expected in the house, Creager says, and the family washing machine usually gets a workout. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "When a baby bird needs help, this Alabama woman swoops in," 23 Sep. 2020

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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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“Washing machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/washing%20machine. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for washing machine

washing machine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of washing machine

: a machine used for washing clothes

washing machine

noun

Kids Definition of washing machine

: a machine used for washing clothes and household linen

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