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  • n. A rotary clothes line with adjustable height by means of a rotating handle.

Etymologies

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From genitive of Hill ("a surname") (with elided apostrophe) + hoist ("lift"); from the trade name of the product manufactured from 1945 by Lance Hill of Adelaide, South Australia.

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