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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cord, rope, or wire on which clothes may be hung to dry or air.
  • transitive v. Sports To knock down (an opponent in an athletic contest) by hooking the neck with an outstretched arm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry
  • v. To knock (a person) over by striking his or her upper body or neck with one's arm, as if he or she had run into a low clothesline.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rope or wire on which clothes are hung to dry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rope on which clothes are hung to dry after being washed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a cord on which clothes are hung to dry

Etymologies

clothes +‎ line (Wiktionary)

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