Definition of throw-over in English:



  • Denoting a bedspread or other large piece of cloth used as a loose-fitting decorative cover for a piece of furniture.

    ‘an old sofa can be covered with a throw-over piece of material’
    • ‘Unseen hands placed comfy chairs under our bottoms at tables covered with white linen tablecloths and Lanna style contrasting throw-over.’
    • ‘We are selling this throw-over and 2 pillow cases set, never used and as new.’
    • ‘The tables and chairs are in light coloured natural wood, with cream tablecloths and bright blue throw-over covers.’
    • ‘The tables have white linen covers with a northern Thai ‘sabai’ shawl throw-over.’
    • ‘Click here for free illustrated instructions on making a throw-over bedspread.’
    cover, covering, rug, afghan, quilt, eiderdown, duvet
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