Pronunciation: (kär'pit), [key]
1. a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors.
2. a covering of this material.
3. any relatively soft surface or covering like a carpet: They walked on the carpet of grass.
4. on the carpet,
a. before an authority or superior for an accounting of one's actions or a reprimand: He was called on the carpet again for his carelessness.
b. Chiefly Brit.under consideration or discussion.
5. any of a number of airborne electronic devices for jamming radar.
6. a system of such devices.

1. to cover or furnish with or as with a carpet.
2. Chiefly reprimand.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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