tablecloth

[ tey-buhl-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈteɪ bəlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /

noun, plural ta·ble·cloths [tey-buhl-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths]. /ˈteɪ bəlˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.

a cloth for covering the top of a table, especially during a meal.

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Origin of tablecloth

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at table, cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for tablecloth

tablecloth
/ (ˈteɪbəlˌklɒθ) /

noun

a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp during meals
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