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mat

1
a. a heavy net of cable or rope laid over a blasting site to prevent the scatter of debris
b. a heavy mesh of reinforcement in a concrete slab
c. (esp US) a steel or concrete raft serving as a footing to support a post

mat

2
Art a border of cardboard, cloth, etc., placed around a picture to act as a frame or as a contrast between picture and frame

Mat

 

a quaking bog, a growth of vegetation floating on the surface of a body of water. It is formed primarily of mosses or other swamp plants (for example, sedges and buckbean). As the thickness of the mat increases (up to 1 to 2 m), its lower layers decay and fall to the bottom, forming peat.


Mat

 

in sports, a soft padding that protects athletes against injuries when they fall from equipment or execute jumps.

mat

[mat]
(civil engineering)
A steel or concrete footing under a post.
Mesh reinforcement in a concrete slab.
A heavy steel-mesh blanket used to suppress rock fragments during blasting.
(materials)
Randomly distributed felt or glass fibers used in reinforced-plastics lay-up molding.
(mining engineering)
An accumulation of broken mine timbers, rock, earth, and other debris coincident with the caving system of mining.

mat

1. See matte.
2. See mattress.
3. A very heavy, flexible blanket of steel mesh, woven wire rope, or chain; used to confine fragments of rock during blasting.

matte, mat, matt

A surface finish which is dull, with little or no gloss or sheen, and with low light reflectivity.
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While this was personally challenging, it was a fight worth going to the mat on because of the gravity of the issue.
The provider has never shied away from carriage fights, perhaps to its detriment, going to the mat with programmers like Fox News, Turner and AMC to try to avoid massive increases in the amount it has to pay them for the privilege of carrying their programming.
As the companies and actors square off over money, Hollywood is still scratching its collective head over SAG and AFTRA going to the mat with the majors over the previously obscure issue, which has threatened to derail negotiations in the face of a June 30 expiration.
Peter Shulman, an Encino pediatrician, says this is one of many battles parents may experience in their children's adolescence, and they must decide whether it's one worth going to the mat for.