hammercloth

[ ham-er-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈhæm ərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /

noun, plural ham·mer·cloths [ham-er-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhæm ərˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a cloth covering for the driver's seat on a horse-drawn carriage.

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Origin of hammercloth

1425–75; late Middle English hamerclothe, dissimilated variant of *hamelcloth home-woven cloth, equivalent to hamel domestic (akin to Old Norse heimili homestead) + cloth(e) cloth
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