Definition of linen basket in English:

linen basket


  • A receptacle with a lid, for holding soiled clothing.

    • ‘From one of the shirts in a linen basket she recovered 13 fragments of glass of which 4 were tested at random; 3 corresponded with glass from the lounge door and 1 from an unknown source.’
    • ‘Early beneficiaries of this belief included a tailor's son, Jean-Marie Hervagault, who insisted that he had been removed from the Temple in a linen basket.’
    • ‘Having invited him to Mrs Ford's house, they pretend that Mr Ford is returning, necessitating Falstaff's concealment in the dirty linen basket.’
    • ‘While her Persian Blue cat ‘Cassiopeia Spandau Ballet ‘rolled around in her pink linen basket in the sunlight, we talked about the various projects that she's working on for A-R.’’