Meaning of “antimacassar” in the English Dictionary

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"antimacassar" in British English

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antimacassarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.ti.məˈkæs.ər/ us /ˌæn.t̬i.məˈkæs.ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • It was a comfortable little place, with pictures on the walls and antimacassars on all the chairs, and a row of pink vases on the mantelpiece. 
  • So she laid the doll on the sofa, and covered it with an antimacassar, to sleep. 
  • The antimacassar is on the sofa. 
  • The priest pulled out an arm-chair covered with horsehair and an antimacassar. 
  • The small rosettes and remaining patterns of the antimacassar are easily worked from illustration. 

(Definition of “antimacassar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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