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slipcover

[slip-kuhv-er] /ˈslɪpˌkʌv ər/
noun
1.
a cover of cloth or other material for a piece of furniture, as an upholstered chair or sofa, made so as to be easily removable.
2.
a book jacket.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cover with a slipcover.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; slip1 + cover
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Examples from the web for slipcover
  • One type of individual flotation device consists of a basic cushion with a muslin cover contained in an upholstery slipcover.
  • On this facade, it is apparent that the brick and stucco beneath the slipcover has been painted.
  • The slipcover is available in blue with bees or pistachio dots.
  • The reupholstering of furniture, including the making of a new slipcover, is a fabrication.
  • The cabinet shall be enclosed in a slipcover cardboard packing shell.
British Dictionary definitions for slipcover

slipcover

/ˈslɪpˌkʌvə/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a fitted but easily removable cloth cover for a chair, sofa, etc Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) loose cover
2.
(US & Canadian) a book jacket; dust cover
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