[flawr-klawth, -kloth, flohr-]
noun, plural floor·cloths [flawr-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs, ˈfloʊr-/.
- a cloth for washing or wiping floors.
- a piece of cloth or the like, as crash, drugget, or linoleum, used with or without a carpet for covering a floor.
- ground cloth.
Origin of floorcloth
First recorded in 1740–50; floor
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for floorcloth
Historical Examples of floorcloth
Kamptulicon, a floorcloth composed of cork and india-rubber or similar substance.
Linoleum, a floorcloth, being a composition of cork and linseed oil with chloride of silver.
In one part of the room an old woman was kneeling down scrubbing the floorcloth.