- a machine-made carpet having a cut pile and an intricate design of many colors.
Origin of Axminster carpet
First recorded in 1810–20; named after town in SW England where manufactured
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- a type of patterned carpet with a cut pileOften shortened to: Axminster
Word Origin for Axminster carpet
after Axminster, in Devon, where such carpets are made
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