- A rope or cord tied up outdoors to hang clothes on so they can dry
verb (clotheslin, ing)
- Hang this towel out on the clothesline for me.
- To knock (a person) over by striking his or her upper body or neck with one's arm, as if he or she had run into a low clothesline.
- The ref called a personal foul, when he clotheslined the running back.
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