rugging

noun
rug·​ging | \ ˈrəgiŋ \
plural -s

Definition of rugging

: a coarse plainwoven woolen cloth with a thick nap used as floor covering

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First Known Use of rugging

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rugging

rug entry 3 + -ing

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Cite this Entry

“Rugging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rugging. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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