place mat

noun
Updated on: 30 Jan 2018

Definition of place mat

: a small often rectangular table mat on which a place setting is laid

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First Known Use of place mat

1928


PLACE MAT Defined for English Language Learners

place mat

noun

Definition of place mat for English Language Learners

  • : a small, often rectangular mat on which a set of dishes, knives, forks, etc., for one person are placed at a table


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