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place matnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​decorativepiece 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 ​eatingutensils
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