Definition of linoleum
1 : a floor covering made by laying on a burlap or canvas backing a mixture of solidified linseed oil with gums, cork dust or wood flour or both, and usually pigments
2 : a material similar to linoleum
Recent Examples of linoleum from the Web
The interior has been updated and freshened but the familiar checked linoleum floor and light fixtures remain.
There were awkward, robotic pop-locking moves; an unsanitary worm along the dusty linoleum; and an uninspired finale featuring Cirque du Soleil-lite pole maneuvers and unfortunate body contortions.
The dining area appeals to a ’60s sensibility with a blue-and-white linoleum floor, mix-and-match tables and chairs, and shelves with books and dishes.
These were little silver flakes embedded beneath a rubberized clear-coat, so that a Sting-Ray seat shone like the kitchen linoleum in a Mop & Glo commercial.
Industrial materials, such as blocks of linoleum, give the paintings their uniformity, mixed with the artists’ gouges into the surfaces and the spread of tar and latex.
Sometimes, the banal blue-flecked linoleum patterns peek through in the works, providing the sky tones, for example, in Venice Without Water June 12 1980.
Then the weeks-old puppy hit the scuffed linoleum floor, whimpered softly, and events, no longer suspended, began to unfold again.
Notable interior features include original linoleum floors, Formica countertops, wood paneling and such flourishes as abstract art depictions of musicians and a music-themed mural.
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LINOLEUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of linoleum for English Language Learners
: a type of material that is produced in thin sheets, has a shiny surface, and is used to cover floors and counters
LINOLEUM Defined for Kids
Definition of linoleum for Students
: a floor covering with a canvas back and a surface of hardened linseed oil and cork dust
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