\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
Etymology: Middle English hamerclothe
: an ornamented often fringed cloth hung over the coachman's seat especially of a ceremonial coach

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/ham"euhr klawth', -kloth'/, n., pl. hammercloths /-klawdhz', -klodhz', -klawths', -kloths'/.
a cloth covering for the driver's seat on a horse-drawn carriage.
[1425-75; late ME hamerclothe, dissimilated var. of *hamelcloth home-woven cloth, equiv. to hamel domestic (akin to ON heimili homestead) + cloth(e) CLOTH]

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hammercloth /hamˈər-kloth/
A cloth covering a coach box
ORIGIN: Origin unknown

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