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Quilt (?), n. [OE. quilte, OF. cuilte, L. culcita bed, cushion, mattress. Cf. 2d Counterpoint, Cushion.]

Anything that is quilted; esp., a quilted bed cover, or a skirt worn by women; any cover or garment made by putting wool, cotton, etc., between two cloths and stitching them together; also, any outer bed cover.

The beds were covered with magnificent quilts. Arbuthnot.

 

© Webster 1913.


Quilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quilted; p. pr. & vb. n. Quilting.]

1.

To stitch or sew together at frequent intervals, in order to confine in place the several layers of cloth and wadding of which a garment, comforter, etc., may be made; as, to quilt a coat.

Dryden.

2.

To wad, as a garment, with warm soft material.

3.

To stitch or sew in lines or patterns.

 

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