slip·​cov·​er | \ ˈslip-ˌkə-vər How to pronounce slipcover (audio) \

Definition of slipcover

: a cover that may be slipped off and on specifically : a removable covering for an article of furniture

Examples of slipcover in a Sentence

We put a slipcover on the sofa.
Recent Examples on the Web The rooms were all tidy, and the furniture was simple but somehow expensive-looking: a rectangular sofa with a gray linen slipcover, a coffee table of light wood that matched the wood of the bookshelves. Curtis Sittenfeld, The Atlantic, 16 July 2021 Containing minimal bulk for your AirPods case setup, this case still manages to combine both a silicone slipcover and a metal overshell for an ultra-durable and tough exterior. Tim Kohut, BGR, 11 June 2021 Otherwise, cover your sofa with a machine-washable slipcover and launder it (along with throws and pillow covers) weekly. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 25 June 2021 This two-piece case is made out of a rugged polycarbonate shell and a synthetic rubber slipcover, which together helps protect your phone against drops, shocks, and bumps. Tim Kohut, BGR, 17 June 2021 Stick to relaxed fabrics, like a linen slipcover for the sofa or bouclé upholstery for a chair, that have a welcoming presence. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 28 Feb. 2021 Plus, the ivory-colored slipcover can be removed and washed, making the sofa easy to maintain. Camryn Rabideau, USA TODAY, 18 Feb. 2021 Airbus unveiled a stopgap solution over the summer: The company designed a waterproof slipcover that should be fitted over the center console, shielding the electronic components during flight. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 30 Sep. 2020 The multi-layered design keeps your phone safe from the dust and dirt too, fit with an inner hard shell and outer slipcover and holster. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, 17 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of slipcover

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of slipcover was in 1856

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“Slipcover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of slipcover

: a loose, removable cloth cover for a piece of furniture


slip·​cov·​er | \ ˈslip-ˌkə-vər How to pronounce slipcover (audio) \

Kids Definition of slipcover

: a cover (as for a sofa or chair)


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