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matting

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[ mat-ing ]
/ ˈmæt ɪŋ /
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noun
a coarse fabric of rushes, grass, straw, hemp, or the like, used for floor covering, wrapping material, etc.
material for mats.
mats collectively.
the making of mats.
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Origin of matting

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First recorded in 1675–85; mat1 + -ing1

Other definitions for matting (2 of 2)

matting2
[ mat-ing ]
/ ˈmæt ɪŋ /

noun
a dull, slightly roughened surface, free from polish, produced by the use of a matte.

Origin of matting

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First recorded in 1680–90; matte1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for matting (1 of 2)

matting1
/ (ˈmætɪŋ) /

noun
a coarsely woven fabric, usually made of a natural fibre such as straw or hemp and used as a floor covering, packing material, etc
the act or process of making mats
material for mats

British Dictionary definitions for matting (2 of 2)

matting2
/ (ˈmætɪŋ) /

noun
another word for mat 2 (def. 1)
the process of producing a mat finish
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