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quilt1

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Pronunciation: /kwɪlt
 
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noun

1A warm bed covering made of padding enclosed between layers of fabric and kept in place by lines of stitching, typically applied in a decorative design.
Example sentences
  • Last Saturday's Airing of the Quilts at Northampton was a crafty affair, with 250 handmade quilts lining the main street.
  • A special thanks to Angie Hayes who came up with the idea and the design for the quilt, purchased the materials and made the templates.
  • He had a quilt to keep him warm while he traveled and has a family waiting for him when he arrives at Walter Reed Army Medical center.
1.1A knitted or fabric bedspread with decorative stitching.
Example sentences
  • My grandma knitted me a quilt for a wedding present and we had had it for 15 years and it was on the back of the couch.
  • They showed a keen interest and curiosity in the ways that our national quilt was knitted.
  • The hand knitted quilt was displayed at the guild's monthly meeting which took place in the Green School on Monday, April 10.
1.2A duvet.
1.3A layer of padding used for insulation: the roof space should be insulated with a glass-fibre quilt at least 100 mm thick
More example sentences
  • The walls were hung with blankets and quilts for insulation, and it looked quite merry next to the somber dirt floor.

verb

[with object] (often as adjective quilted) Back to top  
Join together (layers of fabric or padding) with lines of stitching to form a bed covering, a warm garment, or for decorative effect: a blue quilted jacket
More example sentences
  • Why would someone go to the trouble of quilting a piece already ‘quilted’?
  • The fabric is quilted diagonally and is well suited to a barn jacket styling.
  • It features a 100% anti-pill polyester micro fleece upper lining and quilted nylon lower lining and sleeves.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French cuilte, from Latin culcita 'mattress, cushion'.

Derivatives

quilter

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noun
Example sentences
  • Many of these patterns - with descriptive names such as Log Cabin, Grandma's Fan, Double Wedding Ring and Broken Star - are still popular with quilters today.
  • As the first major curated exhibit of its kind, the ‘Art Quilt Project’ of 1986 brought attention to the works of non-traditional quilters.
  • Many quilters use patchwork to create wall hangings.

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quilt2

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Pronunciation: /kwɪlt
 
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verb

[with object] Australian informal , dated
Punch (someone): more than one bloke I’ve seen Joe quilt good and proper

Origin

mid 19th century: perhaps a transferred use of the verb quilt1 (with the association of quilting for protection).

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