Mattress

Definition of Mattress

Mat´tress
n.1.
1.A large pad stuffed with hair, moss, or other suitable soft material, and quilted or otherwise fastened, used as or in a bed, to support the human body while lying down.
2.(Hydraulic Engin.) A mass of interwoven brush, poles, etc., to protect a bank from being worn away by currents or waves.
innerspring mattress
A variety of mattress{1} having springs inside to provide a flexible support; it is considered more comfortable than a stuffed mattress.

Related Words

air mattress, bed, feather bed, featherbed, futon, pad, paillasse, pallet, palliasse, spring mattress, tick
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