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After the city of Manchester, England, once an important centre for the manufacture of cotton textile goods.


manchester ‎(countable and uncountable, plural manchesters)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, uncountable) Household linen.
    • 2003 September 24, Thomas 'bacco|007' Baxter, “lyrics in song in K-Mart ad”, in, Usenet[1]:
      Target has an extensive range of quality on-trend fashionable apparel and accessories, the latest designs in homewares, including manchester, bed linen and décor, cosmetics, fragrances, health and beauty products and a full range of toys, games and entertainment.
  2. (Australia, New Zealand, countable) The section of a department store dealing with household linen.
    • 2010, Scott Bainbridge, Shot in the Dark: Unsolved New Zealand Murders from the 1920s and ′30s, page 19,
      Apart from himself and his son, the only other workers to have keys to the main doors were James Sheehy, the sub-manager, and Stanley Shanks who was in charge of the Manchester department.
  3. (uncountable) A type of velveteen cloth; cotton velveteen.




From the city Manchester.


manchester c

  1. corduroy (textile)


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