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[as-truh-turf] /ˈæs trəˌtɜrf/
a brand of carpetlike covering made of vinyl and nylon to resemble turf, used for athletic fields, patios, etc. Unabridged
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noun trademark
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

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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