trademark — used for artificial turf

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  • Astroturf — 1966, proprietary name for a kind of artificial grass, so called because it was used first in the Houston, Texas, Astrodome, indoor sports stadium. See ASTRO (Cf. astro ) + TURF (Cf. turf). Houston was a center of the U.S. space program …   Etymology dictionary

  • AstroTurf — [as′trōtʉrf΄] trademark for a durable, grasslike synthetic outdoor carpet used in stadiums, as a floor covering, etc …   English World dictionary

  • AstroTurf® — /asˈtrō tûrf/ noun An artificial surface for sports pitches, etc, having a woven, grass like pile on a rubber base ORIGIN: From its use in the Houston Astrodome …   Useful english dictionary

  • AstroTurf — This article is about artificial grass. For marketing and political campaigning practice, see astroturfing. AstroTurf Type LLC Founded 1964 Headquarters Dalton, Georgia, USA Key people Bryan Peeples President o …   Wikipedia

  • astroturf — (AS.troh.turf) n. A fake grass roots movement. astroturfing pp. Example Citation: Of the calls we are getting in the D.C. office, about half are Astroturf and half are real, said Mr. Milburn, in Mr. Hobson s office, using Washington parlance for… …   New words

  • astroturf — /ˈæstroʊtɜf / (say astrohterf) noun 1. an artificial grass made of nylon backed with vinyl, used as a lawn or playing surface. –verb (t) 2. to cover (an area) with such artificial grass. –verb (i) 3. to engage in astroturf marketing. –adjective 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Astroturf — 1. verb a) To cover with an artificial grass like material. But what was there left to Astroturf? The sitting room? Hughs bald patch? b) (Usually lowercase) To fabricate an impression of political support for an agenda. See astroturfing. Is it… …   Wiktionary

  • Astroturf{™} — n [U] a make of artificial grass used as a surface on which sports are played: We can play football all year round now they’ve installed an Astroturf pitch. * * * …   Universalium

  • Astroturf — /as treuh terrf /, Trademark. a brand of carpetlike covering made of vinyl and nylon to resemble turf, used for athletic fields, patios, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • AstroTurf — noun A synthetic material used in sports grounds as a durable substitute for grass. See Also: astroturfing …   Wiktionary

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