Definition of clothesline in English:
A rope or wire on which washed clothes are hung to dry.
- 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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North American informal (Chiefly in football and other games) knock down (a runner) by placing one’s outstretched arm in the runner’s path at neck level.
- 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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