Meaning of “place mat” in the English Dictionary

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"place mat" in British English

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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)

"place mat" in American English

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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)