crumbcloth definition

  • noun:
    • A cloth laid under a dining dining table to receive dropping fragments and keep the carpet or floor clean.
    • A cloth to be laid under a dining dining table for dropping fragments, and maintain the carpet or flooring clean.
    • A cloth, chiefly of a stout variety of damask, set under a table for falling fragments and keep the carpeting or floor clean. It is designed to increase over the greater element of a dining-room flooring.
    • A stout style of damask useful for stair-coverings.

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