- n. A thick and heavy fabric made from wool mainly, or cotton, silk, jute or manufractured fibres, with or without pile surface. Some examples are also from animal hair or skins. Used to cover floors partially, beds or tables generally. The terms rug and carpet are commonly used equally, but carpet is generally understood for knotted carpets covering the entire floor installed wall-to-wall, while rugs are understood as pieces of definite shapes which do not cover the whole floor.
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