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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mattress  \Mat"tress\,  n.  [OF.  materas  F.  matelas  LL 
  matratium  cf  Sp  &  Pg  almadraque  Pr  almatrac  all  from 
  Ar  ma[.t]rah  a  place  where  anything  is  thrown,  what  is 
  thrown  under  something  fr  [.t]araha  to  throw.] 
  1.  A  quilted  bed;  a  bed  stuffed  with  hair,  moss,  or  other 
  suitable  material,  and  quilted  or  otherwise  fastened. 
  [Written  also  {matress}.] 
  2.  (Hydraulic  Engin.)  A  mass  of  interwoven  brush,  poles, 
  etc.,  to  protect  a  bank  from  being  worn  away  by  currents 
  or  waves. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  large  thick  pad  filled  with  resilient  material  and  often 
  incorporating  coiled  springs,  used  as  a  bed  or  part  of  a 

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