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[flawr-klawth, -kloth, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ, ˈfloʊr-/
noun, plural floorcloths
[flawr-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs, ˈfloʊr-/ (Show IPA)
a cloth for washing or wiping floors.
a piece of cloth or the like, as crash, drugget, or linoleum, used with or without a carpet for covering a floor.
Origin of floorcloth
First recorded in 1740-50; floor + cloth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Kamptulicon, a floorcloth composed of cork and india-rubber or similar substance.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • Linoleum, a floorcloth, being a composition of cork and linseed oil with chloride of silver.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
  • In one part of the room an old woman was kneeling down scrubbing the floorcloth.

    Hard Pressed Fred M. White

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