a brand of carpetlike covering made of vinyl and nylon to resemble turf, used for athletic fields, patios, etc.
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Contemporary Examples of astroturf
The cafés were still full of people sitting on green Astroturf lawns, sipping tea that steamed at their lips.
The one we parked in front of had an Astroturf lawn and white picket fence.
As cold as it was, the outside seating on the Astroturf was filled.
I remembered myself standing there, on the green Astroturf carpet, looking down at the cover of Hannah and Her Sisters.
And that was before making it to a dark, covered, leaky passageway featuring wet blue Astroturf.
British Dictionary definitions for astroturf
a type of grasslike artificial surface used for playing fields and lawns
Word Origin for Astroturf
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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