from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A protective table mat for a single setting of dishes and flatware.

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  • noun A protective table mat, usually heat-resistant, for a single setting of plates and dishes.

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  • noun a mat serving as table linen for an individual place setting


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