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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: coissin, from Vulgar Latin coxinus, from Latin coxa 'hip'

cushion

1 noun
     
cushion
Related topics: Other Games, Household
cush‧ion1 S3 [countable]
1DH 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
2 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
cushion against
Savings can act as a cushion against unemployment.
4DGO the soft rubber edge of the table used for playing billiards or snooker

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