Etymology
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matting (n.1)

"process of making mats," 1720, from mat (n.1). Meaning "fabric of coarse material for mats" is from 1748.

matting (n.2)

"ornamental border of a picture," 1864 from verbal derivative of mat (n.2).

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Definitions of matting

matting (n.)
a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp);
matting (n.)
mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture;
Synonyms: mat
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