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Hills Hoist /'hɪlz 'hɔɪst/  

(countable noun) Usage note: This is the usual term used by all speakers.

An outdoor clothes dryer, with many lines for hanging washing, which goes round in a circle. It is named after its inventor, Lance Hill.

Example: Many a tale was told on the nights we sat around the table with the kerosene lamp at the Rock camp. The camel that got its neck caught in the Hills Hoist clothesline and went round and round like a merry-go-round was the one I enjoyed the most. (


A hills hoist with washing in a back yard (garden)

(photo by Athena Kerley)