Definition of Kidderminster carpet in English:

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Kidderminster carpet

Pronunciation: /ˈkidərˌminstər ˌkärpət/

noun

A reversible carpet made of two cloths of different colors woven together.
Example sentences
  • Stourport, Bridgnorth and Bewdley - all had manufacturing connections with the Kidderminster carpet industry.
  • The flat carpet - woven without a pile - became an instant success and was known as Kidderminster carpet.
  • It contains samples of real Axminster, Wilton, or Velvet-pile, Patent Axminster, and Kidderminster carpets.

Origin

Late 17th century: named after Kidderminster, England, a center of carpet-making.

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Syllabification: Kid·der·min·ster car·pet

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