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tablecloth

[tey-buh l-klawth, -kloth] /ˈteɪ bəlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural tablecloths
[tey-buh l-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈteɪ bəlˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cloth for covering the top of a table, especially during a meal.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English; see table, cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for table cloth

tablecloth

/ˈteɪbəlˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp during meals
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Word Origin and History for table cloth

tablecloth

n.

mid-15c., from table (n.) + cloth.

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