Axminster
Axminster [aks′min΄stər]
n.
after Axminster, a town in SW England, where it was first made by hand
a type of carpet with a cut pile, woven in various colors and patterns

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Ax·min·ster (ăksʹmĭn'stər) n.
A carpet with stiff backing and a soft, colorful cut pile usually arranged in a complex pattern.
  [After Axminster, a town of southwest England.]

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n [C, U]
a type of thick carpet made by a special factory process so that it looks as if it has been made by hand. These carpets were originally made in Axminster, a town in Devon, England:

The hall is carpeted in good-quality Axminster.

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      town (“parish”), East Devon district, administrative and historic county of Devon, England, on the River Axe. Founded about 705 at the intersection of two Roman roads, Portway and Fosse Way, it was one of the earliest Saxon settlements in Devon. Carpet making, for which it is famous, was established there in 1755 and is continued in a modern factory. The typical Axminster carpet has a thick, soft pile tuft in a mixture of colours and textures. Little remains of the great Cistercian abbey of Newenham, which was pulled down after 1536. Pop. (2001) 3,917.

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