a flat-headed tack used especially to tack down carpets.
The corner of this picture being lifted, disclosed a small key, hung over the head of a carpet-tack driven into the wall.
Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson
a tile made of carpeting material that is used for flooring.
a North American prostrate weed, Mollugo verticillata, having whorled leaves and small, whitish flowers.
- Carpetbag steak
noun a thick-cut filet mignon or sirloin steak with a pocket cut into it and stuffed with seasoned oysters, then grilled Word Origin from having an opening like a carpetbag; of US origin, though popular in Australia Usage Note cooking
U.S. History. a Northerner who went to the South after the Civil War and became active in Republican politics, especially so as to profiteer from the unsettled social and political conditions of the area during Reconstruction. any opportunistic or exploitive outsider: Our bus company has served this town for years, but now the new one […]