Definition of clothesline in English:


Syllabification: clothes·line
Pronunciation: /ˈklō(T͟H)zˌlīn


  • 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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  • 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.
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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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