American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A municipal borough of west-central England west-southwest of Birmingham. Carpets have been manufactured here since 1735. Population: 55,300.
- n. An ingrain carpet originally made in Kidderminster.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of carpet, named from the town in England where it was formerly principally manufactured. It is composed of two webs interlaced together (hence also called
two-ply carpet), consisting of a worsted warp and a woolen weft, both warp and weft appearing on each surface. It is also called ingrain carpet, from the material being dyed in the grain. Three-ply carpet is an improvement upon Kidderminster, admitting of a greater variety of colors and figures.
- n. A town in Worcestershire traditionally associated with the cloth trade, and the manufacture of carpets
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of ingrain carpeting, named from the English town where formerly most of it was manufactured.
“Dr Taylor in Kidderminster got the Lib Dems to stand down and his voting record confirms very close correlation with the Lib Dems since then.”
“Mermaid - the Famous Five didn't exist (did they?) however Thomas the Tank Engine is real and holidays in Kidderminster.”
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“Here I am in Norfolk wanting a local adviser and I am calling Kidderminster! ”
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“Tattersall, who was 89 and had lived in Kidderminster since leaving the county in 1960, was a key figure in the Lancashire team that shared the title with Surrey in 1950, when he took 193 wickets at an average of 13.59.”
“He was released by the club in 1952 and went on to enjoy short spells with Third Lanark and Kidderminster Harriers.”
“There were the embarrassing FA Cup defeats to non-league Altrincham and Kidderminster and the humiliation of relegation to the third tier of English football in 1989.”
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