Mop head
Mop Mop, n. [CF. W. mop, mopa, Ir. moipal, Gael. moibeal, moibean; or OF. mappe a napkin (see {Map}, {Napkin}).] 1. An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle. [1913 Webster]

2. A fair where servants are hired. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]

3. The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

{Mop head}. (a) The end of a mop, to which the thrums or rags are fastened. (b) A clamp for holding the thrums or rags of a mop. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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