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Astroturf

[as-truh-turf]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand of carpetlike covering made of vinyl and nylon to resemble turf, used for athletic fields, patios, etc.
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Astroturf

noun trademark
  1. a type of grasslike artificial surface used for playing fields and lawns

Word Origin

C20: from Astro(dome), the baseball stadium in Texas where it was first used + turf
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Word Origin and History for astroturf

Astroturf

n.

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- + turf. Houston was a center of the U.S. space program.

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