Definitions

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

  • n. A chest, closet, or wardrobe in which clothes are kept.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A receptacle for clothes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A receptacle for clothes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wardrobe, closet, or cupboard in which clothes are placed; an armoire.
  • n. A press in which clothing is creased and smoothed.

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

  • n. a closet where clothes are stored

Etymologies

clothes +‎ press (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The whole furniture consisted of a chair, a clothespress, and a large oak case, with squares cut out near the top resembling coach windows.

    Wuthering Heights

  • Then Arrhae shut the computer down, with a yawn not entirely feigned, went to the clothespress in the main room, and pulled out her carrybag.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • Her steward was bustling around trying to feed her, and Arrhae had been trying to resist him, while attempting to put right the formal clothes that she had packed—they had all looked good in the clothespress, all these kilts and flowing dark tunics, but now they seemed to require endless belting and pinning to drape as they were meant to.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • Finally one of them opened the clothespress and started scanning in there, and when he was finished, even started opening the drawers.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • There was also an immense, carved clothespress, deep rugs over the timbered floor, and an impossibly grand bed with a canopy and fringe attached to the tall carved posts, goat-legged imps running up and down them in vivid detail.

    A Girl Possessed

  • His blameless underwear lay impeccably folded in his clothespress.

    Tied Up in Tinsel

  • As he wuz thinkin ', up comes the girl to git a clean tablecloth out of the clothespress, an' she left the door ajar as she come in.

    Public Speaking

  • Then crossing, she opened the bathroom door, and then the clothespress, calling Rosanna's name sharply.

    The Girl Scouts at Home, or, Rosanna's Beautiful Day

  • “Can I smoke in this clothespress without sacrilege?” he enquired.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • In the clothespress were buff trousers and an embroidered coat, and shoes with silver buckles, and several suits of every-day clothes, showing wear and patches.

    Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great

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