A thick pile fabric used for carpets and upholstery.as modifier ‘expensive moquette seat covers’
- ‘Here are rolls of cinema moquette, squares of carpet, specially designed for particular cinema chains in patterns to die for, ashtrays, decorated seat ends, stunning light fittings, scent sprays from the 1920s.’
Mid 18th century French, perhaps from an old word for ‘mosque’ (a former French meaning was ‘Asian carpet’).
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