table cloth


[tey-buhl-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural tablecloths [tey-buhl-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] .
a cloth for covering the top of a table, especially during a meal.

1425–75; late Middle English; see table, cloth Unabridged
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tablecloth (ˈteɪbəlˌklɒθ)
a cloth for covering the top of a table, esp during meals

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Word Origin & History

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