Meaning of “clothes basket” in the English Dictionary

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"clothes basket" in British English

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clothes basketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkləʊðz ˌbɑː.skɪt/ us /ˈkloʊðz ˌbæs.kɪt/

Examples from literature

  • At the end of the line is a clothes basket. 
  • Table linen, unless taken from the line while still moist, should be sprinkled very damp, folded evenly, rolled and wrapped in a white cloth, and placed in the clothes basket, which has been previously lined with an old sheet. 
  • They had tied the clothes basket to the rope running over the wheel. 
  • They used to hide in a big clothes basket very much like that one over there. 
  • Wesley took the clothes basket from the back porch and started in the direction of the cellar. 

(Definition of “clothes basket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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