footcloth

noun
foot·​cloth | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌklȯth How to pronounce footcloth (audio) \

Definition of footcloth

1 archaic : an ornamental cloth draped over the back of a horse to reach the ground on each side
2 archaic : carpet

First Known Use of footcloth

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Footcloth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/footcloth. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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