English-Swedish translation of antimacassar

Translation of the word antimacassar from english to swedish, with synonyms, antonyms, verb conjugation, pronunciation, anagrams, examples of use.

antimacassar in Swedish

furniturenoun antimakass [u]
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Definitions of antimacassar
1. antimacassar - a piece of ornamented cloth that protects the back of a chair from hair oils
  cloth covering a covering made of cloth
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An antimacassar is a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, or the head or cushions of a sofa, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric. The name is attributable to macassar oil, an unguent for the hair commonly used in the early 19 century - the poet Byron called it, ""thine incomparable oil, Macassar. "" The fashion for oiled hair became so widespread in the Victorian and the Edwardian period that housewives began to cover the arms and backs of their chairs with washable cloths to preserve the fabric coverings from being soiled.

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