floorcloth

noun
floor·​cloth | \ ˈflȯr-ˌklȯth How to pronounce floorcloth (audio) \
plural floorcloths\ ˈflȯr-​ˌklȯt͟hz How to pronounce floorcloth (audio) , -​ˌklȯths \

Definition of floorcloth

: a usually decorated heavy cloth (as of canvas) used for a floor covering

First Known Use of floorcloth

1746, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Floorcloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floorcloth. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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