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Definition of "linoleum" []

  • A durable, washable material made in sheets by pressing a mixture of heated linseed oil, rosin, powdered cork, and pigments onto a burlap or canvas backing. Linoleum is used as a covering especially for floors. (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 "linoleum" in a sentence
  • "The top is some kind of linoleum from the 1960's which I kept painting year after year and covering with with a clear waterproof sealer."
  • "Our beds are best described as two wide, wooden tables covered in linoleum which may or may not have been cleaned with soap and water since they were built."
  • "The parquet floors were covered in linoleum, the high plaster ceilings hidden by acoustic tiles."