foot cloth

footcloth

[foot-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural footcloths [foot-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] .
1.
a carpet or rug.
2.
a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English. See foot, cloth

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footcloth (ˈfʊtˌklɒθ)
 
n
an obsolete word for caparison

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