Definition of washing machine in US English:

washing machine

noun

  • A machine for washing clothes, bed linens, etc.

    • ‘All other occupants in the hostel have to use a communal laundry room which provides washing machines free of charge and tumble dryers at £1 per use.’
    • ‘It launched as an online CD store, but now hawks everything from washing machines to clothing.’
    • ‘She bought so many books that there literally was not room for a washing machine.’
    • ‘Previous trips have involved wholesale deliveries of washing machines, bikes, computers, clothes and food.’
    • ‘There is a door to the utility area and garage, which is plumbed for a washing machine and dryer.’
    • ‘Oh, just remembered I can't pack as half my clothes are in the washing machine.’
    • ‘Due to the poor electricity supply, it is not possible to use either refrigerators or washing machines.’
    • ‘The most popular warranties cover washing machines, dishwashers, televisions and so on.’
    • ‘Today the clean, cool lines of its refrigerators and washing machines help boost its sales around the world.’
    • ‘They can cost up to half the purchase price of a new washing machine or fridge.’
    • ‘Two houses have been rebuilt so far, with Iraqis supplying washing machines, refrigerators and furniture.’
    • ‘There's a separate section for metal items, like washing machines, fridges and microwaves.’
    • ‘Also at this level is a spacious utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.’
    • ‘In the days before we all had washing machines people used to send their clothes to a laundry.’
    • ‘The washing machines could take our entire week's clothes in one go.’
    • ‘There is plumbing for a dishwasher and a washing machine, and plenty of dining space.’
    • ‘Instead, they're investing the money in washing machines, refrigerators, cars, and houses.’
    • ‘Beyond this is a small utility room plumed for a washing machine and dryer and a guest bathroom.’
    • ‘This may be the background sound of a washing machine or vacuum cleaner.’
    • ‘How would you make the decision between whether to sell the fridge or the washing machine?’

Pronunciation

washing machine

/ˈwɔʃɪŋ məˌʃin/