washing machine

noun

Definition of washing machine 

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

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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 The price of nearly every smartphone, flat-screen television, washing machine, drone, game console, tablet, and computer would rise, triggering domestic inflation, denting consumer spending, and impacting those least able to absorb the costs. Zachary Karabell, WIRED, "Why the US-China ‘Trade War’ Remains a War of Words," 30 May 2018 But the threat of a trade war is looming as Trump has enacted tariffs on solar panels, washing machines, steel and aluminum while threatening to hit China with additional tariffs on $100 billion of goods. Jim Puzzanghera, latimes.com, "Fed holds key interest rate steady among rising inflation and fears of a global trade war," 2 May 2018 People can contribute toward specific items, such as books, shaving kits and washing machines. Ciara Nugent, Time, "Police in Windsor Are Seizing Homeless People’s Belongings Before the Royal Wedding," 16 May 2018

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circa 1754, in the meaning defined above

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washing machine

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English Language Learners Definition of washing machine

: a machine used for washing clothes

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: a machine used for washing clothes and household linen

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