Definition of clothes line in English:

clothes line

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A rope or wire on which washed clothes are hung to dry.
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  • She didn't dare fly with all the clothes lines strung across the alley, she could get stuck and hurt, then they would catch her and hurt her more.
  • This resulted in a large tangled web of clothes lines crossing and re-crossing above my head on the ceiling.
  • We must have looked stupid roped together with a clothes line.


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(clothesline) [with object] North American informal (Chiefly in football and other sports) knock down (a runner) by placing one’s outstretched arm in their path at neck level: Ramon clotheslined Owen to the floor
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  • He then tackles his opponent's legs and Dude clotheslines him, knocking him unconscious when his head hits the ground.
  • We did have a goal disallowed thanks to one of our players clotheslining their goalie.
  • But Julian practically clotheslines me with his arm to stop me from moving.

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