Definition of place mat in English:

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place mat

Pronunciation: /ˈplās ˌmat/
(also placemat)


A small mat beneath a place setting at a dining table.
Example sentences
  • There was a stack of plates, a cup, a place mat, a clock that was off by ten minutes, a box of tissues, a coat, and an odd looking lamp.
  • A little elbow grease, a nice place mat and some dishes, and the table awaited its diner.
  • He had seated himself at our dark wood table where, earlier, she had set out a crocheted place mat with fork and knife and napkin.

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Syllabification: place mat

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