how to pronounce clothesline

kləʊðzlaɪn

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An example use of clothesline in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… and the clothesline itself the little …”

meanings of clothesline

noun:

  1. A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry.
  2. A structure with multiple cords for the same purpose, such as a Hills hoist.
  3. The act of knocking 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.

verb:

  1. 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.