Definition of place mat in English:

place mat

Syllabification: place mat
(also placemat)

noun

  • A small mat beneath a place setting at a dining table.
    More 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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