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mat

noun [C]
 
 
/mæt/
FLOOR a piece of thick material that you put on the floor, often in order to protect it: There's a mat by the door for you to wipe your feet on.Carpets, rugs and other floor coverings
TABLE a small piece of plastic or other material that you put on a table so that hot plates and liquid will not damage itTable linen and accessories
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