Meaning of “washing machine” in the English Dictionary

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"washing machine" in British English

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washing machinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwɒʃ.ɪŋ məˌʃiːn/ us /ˈwɑː.ʃɪŋ məˌʃiːn/

A2 a machine for washing clothes, sheets, and other things made of cloth:

I put a load into the washing machine.
a front/top-loading washing machine

More examples

  • The plumber is coming tomorrow to install the new washing machine.
  • Have you seen the instruction manual for the washing machine?
  • I'll switch on the washing machine last thing so it'll be finished when I get up in the morning.
  • The cheaper washing machines should last about five years.
  • My sweater got mangled in the washing machine.

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

"washing machine" in American English

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washing machinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈwɑʃ·ɪŋ məˌʃin, ˈwɔ·ʃɪŋ/

a machine for washing clothes, sheets, and other cloth items

(Definition of “washing machine” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)