Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry
  • verb 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a cord on which clothes are hung to dry

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clothes +‎ line

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