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Definition of "matting" []

  • Material formed into or considered as a mat: The forest floor had a thick matting of pine needles. (noun)
  • A coarsely woven fabric used for covering floors and similar purposes. (noun)
  • The activity of making mats. (noun)
  • A dull surface or finish. (noun)
  • The process of dulling a surface, as of metal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "matting" in a sentence
  • "Wrapped in matting, well oiled, free from rust, and brand new, two Winchesters were first unearthed."
  • "The whole front of the theatre, a curtain of matting, is rolled up at intervals and, when the feat in progress is at its most thrilling climax, is let fall."
  • "We sat upon the floor, for chairs there are none in Japan, but the exquisite matting is padded until it is as soft as velvet."