dust ruffle

noun

Definition of dust ruffle 

1 : a ruffle on the lower edge of a woman's skirt especially : one on the inside to keep the skirt clean

2 : a decorative ruffle attached to the rails or springs of a bed and reaching the floor also : a wide ruffle on the edge of a bedspread

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