An antimacassar (ər) is a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, or the head or cushions of a sofa, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric. The name is attributable to macassar oil, an unguent for the hair commonly used in the early 19th century – the poet Byron called it, "thi...
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[n] - a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of chair from hair oils
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Piece of cloth protecting a seat headrest from staining by hair oil. The term is derived from Rowland's Macassar Oil, first manufactured in about 1793. ...
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Piece of loose material draped over an upholstered chair back to protect it from stains from the users head. The term comes from macassar oil, a common hair dressing for men in the 19thC. Victorian antimacassars were commonly oh white crochet; they were preceded in the 18thC by silk versions that gu...
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An`ti·ma·cas'sar noun A cover for the back or arms of a chair or sofa, etc., to prevent them from being soiled by macassar or other oil from the hair.
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noun a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of chair from hair oils
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• (n.) A cover for the back or arms of a chair or sofa, etc., to prevent them from being soiled by macassar or other oil from the hair.
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protective covering thrown over the back of a chair or the head or cushions of a sofa, named after Macassar, a hair-oil in general use in the 19th ...
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Antimacassar was a former covering for chairs, sofas, couches, etc, made of open cotton or worsted work, to preserve them from being soiled, as by the oil applied to the hair.
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1) Cloth covering
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