Hammercloth Ham"mer*cloth` (-kl[o^]th; 115), n. [Prob. fr. D. hemel heaven, canopy, tester (akin to G. himmel, and perh. also to E. heaven) + E. cloth; or perh. a corruption of hamper cloth.] The cloth which covers a coach box. [1913 Webster]

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  • hammercloth — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English hamerclothe : an ornamented often fringed cloth hung over the coachman s seat especially of a ceremonial coach * * * /ham euhr klawth , kloth /, n., pl. hammercloths / klawdhz , klodhz , klawths ,… …   Useful english dictionary

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