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place matnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpleɪs ˌmæt/ us   /ˈpleɪs ˌmæt/
a decorative piece of card, cloth, wood, plastic, etc. on which someone's plate is put on a table
(Definition of place mat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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place matnoun [C]

/ˈpleɪs ˌmæt/ also placemat, /ˈpleɪsˌmæt/
a piece of cloth, paper, or plastic put on a table under someone’s plate and eating utensils
(Definition of place mat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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