I. noun Date: 1830 a line (as of cord) on which clothes may be hung to dry II. transitive verb Date: 1964 to knock down (as a football player) by catching by the neck with an outstretched arm

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  • clothesline — (n.) 1830, from CLOTHES (Cf. clothes) + LINE (Cf. line) (n.). As a kind of high tackle in U.S. football (the effect is similar to running into a taut clothesline) attested by 1970; as a verb by 1959 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Clothesline — Clothes line (kl[=o]z l[imac]n ), n. A rope or wire on which clothes are hung to dry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clothesline — [klōthz′līn΄, klōz′līn΄] n. a rope or wire on which clothes, etc. are hung for drying or airing …   English World dictionary

  • Clothesline — Liste d attaques au catch Voici une liste des attaques au catch[1]. Sommaire 1 Chops 1.1 Backhand chop 1.2 Forehand chop …   Wikipédia en Français

  • clothesline — 1. noun /ˈkləʊðzlaɪn,ˈkloʊðzlaɪn/ A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry Hang this towel out on the clothesline for me. 2. verb /ˈkləʊðzlaɪn,ˈkloʊðzlaɪn/ To knock (a person) over by striking his or her upper body or… …   Wiktionary

  • clothesline — n. to put up, string; take down a clothesline * * * string take down a clothesline to put up to put up …   Combinatory dictionary

  • clothesline — [[t]klo͟ʊðzlaɪn[/t]] clotheslines also clothes line N COUNT A clothesline is a thin rope on which you hang washing so that it can dry. He hung his clothes out to dry on the clothesline across the doorway. Syn: washing line …   English dictionary

  • clothesline — /klohz luyn , klohdhz /, n. a strong, narrow rope, cord, wire, etc., usually stretched between two poles, posts, or buildings, on which clean laundry is hung to dry. [1820 30; CLOTHES + LINE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • clothesline — clothes|line [ˈkləuðzlaın, ˈkləuz US ˈklouðz , ˈklouz ] n a long thin rope on which you hang clothes to dry outdoors British Equivalent: washing line …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clothesline — clothes|line [ klouðz,laın ] noun count a rope on which you hang wet clothes so that they can dry, usually outside your house …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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