- a small rug upon which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself during his devotions.
Origin of prayer rug
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for prayer rug
- the small carpet on which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself while saying his prayersAlso called: prayer mat
A mat upon which Muslims kneel to say their prayers.
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