Mattress

A mattress is a large pad for supporting the reclining body, used as or on a bed. Mattresses may consist of a quilted or similarly fastened case, usually of heavy cloth, that contains hair, straw, cotton, foam rubber, etc.; a framework of metal springs; or they may be inflatable. The word mattress derives from the Arabic `matrah`, which means `......
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mattress

[n] - a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
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Mattress

• (n.) A quilted bed; a bed stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable material, and quilted or otherwise fastened. • (n.) A mass of interwoven brush, poles, etc., to protect a bank from being worn away by currents or waves.
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mattress

noun a large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
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Mattress

[rocket] Mattress was the term applied to ground-based Western Allied multiple rocket launchers during World War II. Compared with the German and Soviet forays into this area (the Nebelwerfer and Katyusha launchers respectively) the Allies developed and deployed these weapons late in the war. Nevertheless, they did see useful service as art...
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Mattress

Mat'tress noun [ Old French materas , French matelas , Late Latin matratium ; confer Spanish & Portuguese al madraque , Pr. al matrac ; all from Arabic matrah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, from taraha to throw.] 1....
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Mattress

Bedding material compacted to 3 to 4 inches and sandwiched in a heavyweight polypropolene or other fabric. Possible fillers include: long or chopped straw, poor quality hay, sawdust, shavings, rice hulls and, most commonly, shredded rubber.
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mattress

Origin: OF. Materas, F. Matelas, LL. Matratium; cf. Sp. & Pg. Almadraque, Pr. Almatrac; all from Ar. Ma<tsdot/rah a place where anything is thrown, what is thrown under something, fr. ... <tsdot/araha to throw. ... 1. A quilted bed; a bed stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable material, and quilted or otherwise fastened. ... Alternati...
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