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clothes tree n chiefly Nth, esp NEast See Map

A piece of furniture, often a freestanding post with extended arms, for hanging clothes.

1892 Boston Journal 19 Dec 1/7 (DAE), Our English Oak Clothes-Tree . . keeps your clothing from all wrinkles, dries and ventillates it, and preserves it from being ‘mussed.’ 1965–70 DARE (Qu. E1, A piece of furniture that stands against the wall, and you hang clothes on it) 43 Infs, chiefly Nth, esp NEast, Clothes tree; VT8, Clothes tree—no sides or doors.

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