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cushion British & World English

A bag of cloth stuffed with a mass of soft material, used as a comfortable support for sitting or leaning on

cushion English Thesaurus

she leaned back against the cushions

soften the blow British & World English

Make it easier to cope with a difficult change or upsetting news

air cushion British & World English

The layer of air supporting a hovercraft or similar vehicle

cushion star British & World English

A small shallow-water starfish with a broad body and very short blunt arms

cushion capital British & World English

A capital resembling a cushion pressed down by a weight, seen particularly in Romanesque churches

scatter cushion British & World English

A small cushion designed to be placed randomly so as to create a casual effect and to be moved as required

whoopee cushion British & World English

A rubber cushion that makes a sound like the breaking of wind when someone sits on it

cottony-cushion scale British & World English

An Australian scale insect with a large fluted cottony egg sac, infesting citrus trees. It threatened to destroy the Californian citrus industry until it was controlled by the introduction of the Australian vedalia beetle

three-cushion billiards British & World English

A type of billiards in which the cue ball must strike one object ball and three or more cushions before the second object ball

pincushion British & World English

A small pad for holding pins

soften the blow in blow2 British & World English

Make it easier to cope with a difficult change or upsetting news

booster seat British & World English

An extra seat or cushion placed on an existing seat for a small child to sit on

booster cushion in booster seat British & World English

An extra seat or cushion placed on an existing seat for a small child to sit on

cushion star in star British & World English

Used in names of starfishes and similar echinoderms with five or more radiating arms, e.g. cushion star, brittlestar