baize

noun
\ˈbāz \

Definition of baize 

: a coarse woolen or cotton fabric napped to imitate felt

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Also resting face down on the green baize was a corpse. Darryl Levings, kansascity, "Bob Potee was KC's courtly 19th century gambling king | The Kansas City Star," 26 Jan. 2018 But when the need takes you, just remove the baize-protecting top (in three sections) and crank a handle. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Convertible Pool Table May Save Your Marriage," 18 May 2011

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First Known Use of baize

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baize

Middle French baies, plural of baie baize, from feminine of bai bay-colored — more at bay

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