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1    a thick warm cover for a bed, consisting of a soft filling sewn between two layers of material, usually with crisscross seams  
2    a bedspread or counterpane  
3    anything quilted or resembling a quilt  
      vb   tr  
4    to stitch together (two pieces of fabric) with (a thick padding or lining) between them  
to quilt cotton and wool     
5    to create (a garment, covering, etc.) in this way  
6    to pad with material  
7      (Austral)  
informal   to strike; clout  
     (C13: from Old French coilte mattress, from Latin culcita stuffed item of bedding)  
  quilter      n  

continental quilt  
      n     (Brit)   a quilt, stuffed with down or a synthetic material and containing pockets of air, used as a bed cover in place of the top sheet and blankets,   (Also called)    duvet     (Austral.)   doona  
crazy quilt  
      n   a patchwork quilt made from assorted pieces of material of irregular shape, size, and colour  
patch quilt  
      n     (Irish)   a patchwork quilt  
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bedspread, comforter     (U.S.)   continental quilt, counterpane, coverlet, doona     (Austral.)   downie     (informal)   duvet, eiderdown  

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