bleachfield

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Etymology[edit]

From bleach +‎ field.

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Noun[edit]

bleachfield ‎(plural bleachfields)

  1. (now chiefly historical) A field where cloth or clothing is laid out to be bleached by the sun or water.
    • 2001, Anthea Bell, translating WG Sebald, Austerlitz, Penguin 2011, p. 183:
      Or I imagined the bleachfields stretching westwards from Bedlam, saw the white lengths of linen spread out on the green grass and the diminutive figures of weavers and washerwomen […].