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matting

noun

Definition of matting

  1. 1 :  material for mats

  2. 2 :  mats



Circa 1847

First Known Use of matting

circa 1847


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matting

noun

Definition of matting

  1. :  a dull lusterless surface (as on gilding, metalwork, or satin)



Origin and Etymology of matting

from gerund of 4mat


First Known Use: 1854

Rhymes with matting


MATTING Defined for Kids

matting

noun mat·ting \ˈma-tiŋ\

Definition of matting for Students

  1. :  rough fabric used as a floor covering




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