Axminster carpet
Axminster Ax"min*ster, n., or Axminster carpet Axminster carpet . (a) [More fully chenille Axminster.] A variety of Turkey carpet, woven by machine or, when more than 27 inches wide, on a hand loom, and consisting of strips of worsted chenille so colored as to produce a pattern on a stout jute backing. It has a fine soft pile. So called from Axminster, England, where it was formerly (1755 -- 1835) made. (b) A similar but cheaper machine-made carpet, resembling moquette in construction and appearance, but finer and of better material. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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  • Axminster carpet — /aks min steuhr/ a machine made carpet having a cut pile and an intricate design of many colors. [1810 20; named after town in SW England where manufactured] * * * Floor covering produced in a factory founded at Axminster, England, in 1755 by the …   Universalium

  • Axminster carpet — /ˌæksmɪnstə ˈkapət/ (say .aksminstuh kahpuht) noun a kind of carpet having a stiff jute back and a cut pile of wool. {named after Axminster, a town in England} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Axminster carpet — Ax′min•ster car′pet [[t]ˈæksˌmɪn stər[/t]] n. tex a machine made carpet having a cut pile and an intricate design of many colors • Etymology: 1810–20; after the town in SW England where it was manufactured …   From formal English to slang

  • Axminster carpet — /aks min steuhr/ a machine made carpet having a cut pile and an intricate design of many colors. [1810 20; named after town in SW England where manufactured] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Axminster — [aks′min΄stər] n. 〚after Axminster, a town in SW England, where it was first made by hand〛 a type of carpet with a cut pile, woven in various colors and patterns * * * Ax·min·ster (ăksʹmĭn stər) n. A carpet with stiff backing and a soft, colorful …   Universalium

  • Axminster — Ax min*ster, n., or Axminster carpet Axminster carpet . (a) [More fully chenille Axminster.] A variety of Turkey carpet, woven by machine or, when more than 27 inches wide, on a hand loom, and consisting of strips of worsted chenille so colored… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Axminster — infobox UK place country = England latitude = 50.7812 longitude = 3.0001 official name = Axminster population = 6,000 shire county = Devon region = South West England post town = AXMINSTER postcode district =EX13 postcode area = EX dial code =… …   Wikipedia

  • AXMINSTER — n. (in full Axminster carpet) a kind of machine woven patterned carpet with a cut pile. Etymology: Axminster in S. England …   Useful english dictionary

  • carpet — carpetless, adj. carpetlike, adj. /kahr pit/, n. 1. a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors. 2. a covering of this material. 3. any relatively soft surface or covering like a carpet: They walked on the carpet of grass. 4.… …   Universalium

  • Carpet Museum of Iran — Carpet Museum of Iran, Tehran Located in Tehran, beside Laleh Park, and founded in 1976, the Carpet Museum of Iran exhibits a variety of Persian carpets from all over Iran, dating from 18th century to present. The museum s exhibition hall… …   Wikipedia

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