Footcloth
Footcloth Foot"cloth`, n. Formerly, a housing or caparison for a horse. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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  • footcloth — [foot′klôth΄] n. pl. footcloths [foot′klôthz΄] 1. Historical a low hanging, ornamental cloth over a horse s back 2. Now Rare a carpet or rug …   English World dictionary

  • footcloth — noun Date: 14th century 1. archaic an ornamental cloth draped over the back of a horse to reach the ground on each side 2. archaic carpet …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • footcloth — /foot klawth , kloth /, n., pl. footcloths / klawdhz , klodhz , klawths , kloths /. 1. a carpet or rug. 2. a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground. [1300 50; ME. See FOOT, CLOTH] * * * …   Universalium

  • footcloth — foot•cloth [[t]ˈfʊtˌklɔθ, ˈklɒθ[/t]] n. pl. cloths [[t] ˌklɔðz, ˌklɒðz, ˌklɔθs, ˌklɒθs[/t]] 1) tex a carpet or rug 2) a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • footcloth — /ˈfʊtklɒθ/ (say footkloth) noun Obsolete 1. a carpet or rug. 2. a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging down to the ground …   Australian English dictionary

  • footcloth — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English fotcloth, from fot, foot + cloth 1. : an ornamental cloth draped over the back of a horse to reach the ground on each side and serve to indicate the state and dignity of the rider 2. obsolete : carpet,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot mantle — noun Etymology: Middle English foot mantel 1. : a long garment formerly worn to protect the dress in riding 2. : footcloth …   Useful english dictionary

  • votcloth — southern ME. var. footcloth …   Useful english dictionary

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