- The definition of antimacassar is a protective cover for the arms and/or backs of upholstered furniture.
An example of an antimacassar is the square crocheted cloth placed over the back of a reclining chair.
a small cover on the back or arms of a chair, sofa, etc. to prevent soiling
Origin of antimacassaranti- + macassar (oil), an oil, origin, originally imported from Macassar, used as a hair dressing
A protective covering for the back of a chair or sofa.
Origin of antimacassaranti– + Macassar, a brand of hair oil.