A cord, rope, or wire on which clothes may be hung to dry or air.
transitive verbclothes·lined, clothes·lin·ing, clothes·lines Sports
To knock down (an opponent in an athletic contest) by hooking the neck with an outstretched arm.
(third-person singular simple present clotheslines, present participle clotheslining, simple past and past participle clotheslined)
- 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.
- The ref called a personal foul, when he clotheslined the running back.
- Lingerie tends to last longer with air drying as opposed to dryer heat, so hang your intimates in a laundry room, lay flat to dry or hang them on a clothesline for added freshness.
- Set up garbage cans around the lawn, tie ribbons to various trees and bushes that will serve as targets, and hang a Hoola-hoop from a tree or clothesline.
- If not, a retractable clothesline (available at most large home improvement stores) can be installed to achieve the same results.
- Colorful articles of clothing such as t-shirts or pants that can be arranged along a vinyl "clothesline".
- Using a clothesline helps you save money on the electricity required to operate your dryer.