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hall tree

a stand or post having hooks or knobs for holding coats and hats; hatrack or clothes tree.
Also called hat tree.
Origin of hall tree
1870-75, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Anderson got his hat from the hall-tree, and went out, closing the door with its spring-lock very cautiously.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Mr. McGowan took his hat from the hall-tree and left the house.

    Captain Pott's Minister Francis L. Cooper
  • He left the precious envelope on the hall-tree, whence it would be taken to the post-office for the first mail.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • He hung his hat on the hall-tree and passed with rather unsteady steps into the living room.

    Burned Bridges Bertrand W. Sinclair

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