Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun A receptacle for clothes.

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

  • noun A receptacle for clothes.

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

  • noun a closet where clothes are stored

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

clothes +‎ press

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

  • 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 #3: SWORDHUNT

  • 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

  • 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 #3: SWORDHUNT

  • 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 #3: SWORDHUNT

  • 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 #3: SWORDHUNT

  • 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

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