tablecloth

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noun ta·ble·cloth \ˈtā-bəl-ˌklȯth\

Definition of tablecloth

  1. :  a covering spread over a dining table before the tableware is set

15th Century

First Known Use of tablecloth

15th century


TABLECLOTH Defined for English Language Learners

tablecloth

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noun ta·ble·cloth \ˈtā-bəl-ˌklȯth\

Definition of tablecloth for English Language Learners

  • : a cloth that is placed on a table before other objects are placed on it


TABLECLOTH Defined for Kids

tablecloth

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noun ta·ble·cloth \ˈtā-bəl-ˌklȯth\

Definition of tablecloth for Students

  1. :  a covering spread over a dining table before the places are set



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