antimacassar antimacassar


  • (n) a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils


  1. One of the few complaints of Corriere staffers is that in holding to 19th century standards, the paper often seems as fusty as an antimacassar.
  2. A novel by Vienna's Heimito von Doderer is rather like an Eames chair draped with an antimacassar.
  3. Except on the crack trains, cars are dirty, creaky, ramshackle and old, though also comfortable in a musty, antimacassar way.

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