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English definition of “mat”

mat

noun [C] (SPORT)    /mæt/
a piece of thick rubber or other soft material used in some sports for people to lie on or fall onto: Please remember to bring a mat and a towel with you to the next aerobics class .Carpets, rugs and other floor coverings
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