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coat hanger

hanger (def 1).
Origin of coat hanger
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Also, hanging on a nail in one of the beams was a German tunic, stretched neatly on a coat-hanger.

  • When we want a gimlet, or a saw, or a coat-hanger we want that one thing and want it as good as it can be made.

  • I pinned a towel over my suit, put it on a coat-hanger, and hung it securely to the blind-catch outside my window.

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British Dictionary definitions for coat-hanger

coat hanger

a curved piece of wood, wire, plastic, etc, fitted with a hook and used to hang up clothes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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