[klohz-lahyn, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz-/
a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry.
a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air
also clothesline, 1830, from clothes + line (n.). As a kind of high tackle in U.S. football (the effect is similar to running into a taut clothesline) attested by 1970; as a verb in this sense by 1959.
A very flat, fast line drive; frozen rope, rope (1930s+ Baseball)
To block or tackle by holding out one’s arm in the path of a running player: He clotheslined him (1960s+ Football)
noun 1. any of several small moths of the family Tineidae, the larvae of which feed on wool, fur, etc., especially Tinea pellionella (casemaking clothes moth) noun 1. any of various tineid moths, esp Tineola bisselliella, the larvae of which feed on wool or fur
[klohz-peg, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɛg, ˈkloʊðz-/ noun, British. 1. a clothespin.
[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs-/ noun 1. a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline.
[klohz-pin, klohth z-, klohs-] /ˈkloʊzˌpɪn, ˈkloʊðz-, ˈkloʊs-/ noun 1. a device, such as a forked piece of wood or plastic, for fastening articles to a clothesline. n. also clothespin, by 1834, American English, from clothes + pin (n.). Clothes-peg in the same sense attested from 1812.