place mat
noun Date: 1928 a small often rectangular table mat on which a place setting is laid

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  • place mat — place′ mat n. a mat set on a dining table beneath a place setting …   From formal English to slang

  • place mat — n. a small mat of cloth, paper, etc. serving as an individual table cover for a person at a meal …   English World dictionary

  • place mat — n a board or piece of cloth that you put on a table for each person who is eating there, so that the table is protected from the plates, knives etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • place mat — place ,mat noun count a flat piece of cloth, wood, or plastic that you put on a table under each person s plate …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • place mat — noun a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting • Hypernyms: ↑mat, ↑table linen, ↑napery * * * noun : a small usually rectangular table mat on which a place setting is laid * * * a mat set on a dining table beneath a place… …   Useful english dictionary

  • place mat — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms place mat : singular place mat plural place mats a flat piece of cloth, wood, or plastic that you put on a table under each person s plate …   English dictionary

  • place mat — place mats also placemat N COUNT Place mats are mats that are put on a table before a meal for people to put their plates or bowls on …   English dictionary

  • place mat — a mat set on a dining table beneath a place setting. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • place mat — noun A protective table mat, usually heat resistant, for a single setting of plates and dishes …   Wiktionary

  • place mat — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. cloth, cover, doily; see mat …   English dictionary for students

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