Clothesline



[klohz-lahyn, klohth z-] /ˈkloʊzˌlaɪn, ˈkloʊðz-/

noun
1.
a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry.
/ˈkləʊðzˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
a piece of rope, cord, or wire on which clean washing is hung to dry or air

noun

A very flat, fast line drive; frozen rope, rope (1930s+ Baseball)

verb

To block or tackle by holding out one’s arm in the path of a running player: He clotheslined him (1960s+ Football)

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    [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.



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