mattress

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Mattress

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From Middle English materas, from Old French, from Arabic مطرح (máʈraħ, place where something is thrown), from طرح (ʈáraħa, to throw).

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mattress (plural mattresses)

  1. A pad on which a person can recline and sleep, usually having an inner section of coiled springs covered with foam or other cushioning material then enclosed with cloth fabric.
  2. A form of retaining wall used to support foundations or an embankment

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