Definition of antimacassar in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌantɪməˈkasə


  • A piece of cloth put over the back of a chair to protect it from grease and dirt or as an ornament.
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    • Traditionally they have only been provided in first - class accommodation and this will be the first time a whole mixed charter train has been provided with linen antimacassars.
    • For those who came of age with Habitat, he offered alternatives to the dreaded three-piece suites, armchairs with antimacassars and standard lamps with tasselled shades.
    • Do they sport antimacassars on the back of their leather desk chairs?


mid 19th century: from anti- + Macassar.

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