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prayer rug

[prair] /prɛər/
a small rug upon which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself during his devotions.
Origin of prayer rug
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Examples from the Web for prayer-rug
Historical Examples
  • She turned, and saw Baroudi praying, on a prayer-rug with a niche woven in it, which was duly set towards Mecca.

    Bella Donna Robert Hichens
  • Will you kindly ask the servants where the little Persian prayer-rug and the parcel which I brought with me have been placed?

    Prince Prigio Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for prayer-rug

prayer rug

the small carpet on which a Muslim kneels and prostrates himself while saying his prayers Also called prayer mat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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prayer-rug in Culture

prayer rug definition

A mat upon which Muslims kneel to say their prayers.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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