altar cloth

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noun

a cloth covering for an altar.

Nearby words

  1. altar board,
  2. altar boy,
  3. altar bread,
  4. altar call,
  5. altar card,
  6. altar girl,
  7. altar of repose,
  8. altar rail,
  9. altar server,
  10. altar stone

Origin of altar cloth

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200

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British Dictionary definitions for altar cloth

altar cloth

noun

Christianity the cloth used for covering an altar: often applied also to the frontal
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