coat hanger
noun Date: 1895 a device which is shaped like the outline of a person's shoulders and over which garments may be hung

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • coat hanger — coat .hanger n an object that you use to hang up clothes on = ↑hanger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • coat hanger — n. HANGER (n. 4b) …   English World dictionary

  • coat hanger — coat hangers also coathanger N COUNT A coat hanger is a curved piece of wood, metal, or plastic that you hang a piece of clothing on …   English dictionary

  • coat hanger — coat ,hanger noun count a frame used for hanging clothes on with a hook on top …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • coat hanger — noun a hanger that is shaped like a person s shoulders and used to hang garments on • Syn: ↑clothes hanger, ↑dress hanger • Hypernyms: ↑hanger • Part Meronyms: ↑hook, ↑claw * * * noun, pl ⋯ ers [ …   Useful english dictionary

  • coat hanger — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms coat hanger : singular coat hanger plural coat hangers a frame used for hanging clothes on with a hook on top …   English dictionary

  • coat hanger — coat′ hang er n. hanger 1) • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • coat hanger — hanger (def. 1). [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • coat hanger — noun (C) an object that you use to hang up clothes on; hanger …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • coat hanger — Cockney Rhyming Slang Clanger (mistake) He dropped a coat. A clanger is when you really put your foot in it …   English dialects glossary

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