trouser press

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trouser press a home appliance in which trousers can be hung and the wrinkles pressed out
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Usage

In literature:

His hands, which rested on his knees, began to press their nails into the stuff of his trousers.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
They made trousers for export trade; one machined, one finished, and one pressed, brave old women all!
"London's Underworld" by Thomas Holmes
When I want my trousers pressed I send them downstairs and then I wait in my bathrobe until they come back.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He had been hiding it pressed to a salver against his trouser-leg.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
Average Jones smiled with almost affectionate admiration at the crease along the knee of his carefully pressed trousers.
"Average Jones" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Faced with the problem, I confessed I could not connect a single acquaintance with a trousers-press.
"Our Elizabeth" by Florence A. Kilpatrick
Sending all one's trousers to be pressed at once sounds to me serious.
"A Court of Inquiry" by Grace S. Richmond
Weak arched clerks with home pressed trousers slouched wearily along.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
He also pressed the water from his cap and from his vest and trousers as best he could.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
It is that I am accustomed to press my trousers myself by the homely and ignoble expedient of sleeping on them.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914" by Various
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In news:

The time has come to dust off your best cravat, press those trousers and curl that mustache.
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