The definition of antimacassar is a protective cover for the arms and/or backs of upholstered furniture.(noun)
An example of an antimacassar is the square crocheted cloth placed over the back of a reclining chair.
See antimacassar in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: anti- + macassar (oil), an oil, orig. imported from Macassar, used as a hair dressing
See antimacassar in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: + Macassar, a brand of hair oil.
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