Definition of Axminster in English:


Syllabification: Ax·min·ster
Pronunciation: /ˈaksˌminstər
(also Axminster carpet)


  • A kind of machine-woven patterned carpet with a cut pile.
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    • Which kind of puts into perspective his spilling paint over the new Axminster carpet on his previous visit.
    • Never mind the threat of cholera and typhoid, Mrs Jones at number 47 has had to replace her Axminster!
    • But this time I'm really worried; I'm not going to get upset about the blood on the Axminster when the rain's still pouring down and the cat isn't back yet.


early 19th century: named after the town of Axminster in southern England, noted since the 18th century for the production of carpets.

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