- a small covering, usually ornamental, placed on the backs and arms of upholstered furniture to prevent wear or soiling; a tidy.
Origin of antimacassar
Examples from the Web for anti-macassar
Historical Examples of anti-macassar
Marriage was something we gentlewomen tried to endure while we knitted an anti-macassar.Sugar Plum
The anti-macassar of which we give a representation in the engraving is intended to fit the top of a library chair.
This anti-macassar is done in the fashionable style of netting, with a pattern darned on it after it is worked.
This, from its weight, serves to keep the anti-macassar from shifting, and is finished with a handsome fringe.
- a cloth covering the back and arms of chairs, etc, to prevent soiling or as decoration