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axminstern. [More fully chenille Axminster.].
     A variety of Turkey carpet, woven by machine or, when more than 27 inches wide, on a hand loom, and consisting of strips of worsted chenille so colored as to produce a pattern on a stout jute backing. It has a fine soft pile. So called from Axminster, England, where it was formerly (1755 -- 1835) made.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


axminster, n. (in full Axminster carpet) a kind of machine-woven patterned carpet with a cut pile.

Axminster in S. England

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