Astroturf

Astroturf

[as-truh-turf]
Trademark.
a brand of carpetlike covering made of vinyl and nylon to resemble turf, used for athletic fields, patios, etc.
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Astroturf (ˈæstrəʊˌtɜːf)
 
n
a type of grasslike artificial surface used for playing fields and lawns
 
[C20: from Astro(dome), the baseball stadium in Texas where it was first used + turf]

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Astroturf
1966, proprietary name for a kind of artificial grass, so called because it was used first in the Houston, Texas, Astrodome, indoor sports stadium.
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