place mat

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or place mat  (plās′măt′)
A protective table mat for a single setting of dishes and flatware.
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place′ mat`

a mat set on a dining table beneath a place setting.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: mat - a mat serving as table linen for an individual place settingplace mat - a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting
mat - a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it
napery, table linen - linens for the dining table
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place mat

n (cork) → sottopiatto; (linen) → tovaglietta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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1 Note: Following instructions are for making 1 place mat. Fold green leaf print rectangle in half lengthwise, carefully aligning edges.
The company got its start in 1995 after founder Beth Besner went out to lunch with her 6-month-old son, who kept tossing his restaurant-provided place mat to the floor.
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Normally a place mat is a boring thing that grounds a table, but these laser-cut felt place mats are an interesting design piece on their own.
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