Definition of “clothesline” - English Dictionary


“clothesline” in English

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clotheslinenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkləʊðz.laɪn/ us /ˈkloʊðz.laɪn/

Examples from literature

  • A minute or so later he returned with a length of clothesline. 
  • By way of reply she climbed up the post of the clothesline. 
  • One day he went down to the lake with a piece of clothesline. 
  • So the two little girls ran to get the clothesline and soon they were jumping rope. 
  • The clothesline was pulled tight between two posts and the sheets put over the line. 

(Definition of “clothesline” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“clothesline” in American English

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clotheslinenoun [ C ]

us /ˈkloʊzˌlɑɪn, ˈkloʊðz-/

a length of rope from which wet clothes are hung, usually outside, to dry

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