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clothes pole

a pole used for supporting a clothesline.
Origin of clothes pole
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Hey," came a voice, waving a white towel raised high on a clothes-pole.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • If a bird is foolish enough to alight on the top of a clothes-pole, pussy has a very easy victory.

    Cats W. Gordon Stables
  • Sammy picked up a clothes-pole and started to punish Billy Bumps as he thought fit.

British Dictionary definitions for clothes-pole

clothes pole

Also called clothes post. a post to which a clothesline is attached
(Scot & US) another term for clothes prop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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