Examples from the Web for anti-macassar
This, from its weight, serves to keep the anti-macassar from shifting, and is finished with a handsome fringe.
Marriage was something we gentlewomen tried to endure while we knitted an anti-macassar.Sugar Plum|Reginald Bretnor
This anti-macassar is done in the fashionable style of netting, with a pattern darned on it after it is worked.
The anti-macassar of which we give a representation in the engraving is intended to fit the top of a library chair.
British Dictionary definitions for anti-macassar
Word Origin for antimacassar
Word Origin and History for anti-macassar
also antimacassar, 1852, from anti- + macassar oil, proprietary name of a hair tonic advertised as imported from the district of Macassar on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The cloth was laid to protect chair and sofa fabric from people leaning their oily heads back against it.