Meaning of winter hedge in English:

winter hedge

(also winter edge)


dialect British
  • An upright frame on which laundry is hung to dry or air; a clothes horse. Also (in later use): a laundry rack suspended from the ceiling.


Early 19th century. Apparently from winter + hedge, with reference to the practice of hanging out laundry on hedges to dry, air, and bleach in the summer months.


winter hedge

/ˌwɪntə ˈhɛdʒ/