|Origin:||coissin, from Vulgar Latin coxinus, from Latin coxa 'hip'|
a cloth bag filled with soft material that you put on a chair or the floor to make it more comfortable [↪ pillow]:
a velvet cushion
a cushion cover
something that stops one thing from hitting another thing:
Good sports shoes should provide a cushion when running.
3 [usually singular]
something, especially money, that prevents you from being immediately affected by a bad situation
Savings can act as a cushion against unemployment.
the soft rubber edge of the table used for playing billiards or snooker