antimacassar

A protective covering for the backs of chairs and sofas.

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I especially like this word because it sounds more like a political stance than a household furnishing.

Fieldhurst puffed on his cigar and leaned back in his chair until his head rested against the antimacassar.

Definition from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition (via Wordnik); image from Wikipedia

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