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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Osaka's decline is evident in the local prefectural office, a grand stone building with grimy linoleum floor coverings.
▪ And what color was this linoleum floor?
▪ Flora blew her nose into the pristine handkerchief, scrunched it into a ball and threw it on to the linoleum floor.
▪ Still, she'd have to clean up all the puddles of water dotted across the old linoleum floor.
▪ There are accidents, naturally - I am reminded, as Rizla tried a sly wee on the linoleum floor.
▪ I played imaginary checkers on the linoleum grid of the barbershop floor.
▪ On the second flight, beige broadloom gives way to brown linoleum, bevelled mirror to beige gloss paint.
▪ Only that cold linoleum under my feet was real right then, only that moment.
▪ She had put her shoes back on and they made a hard noise against the linoleum.
▪ She used Rosalind's flashlight to take her across the kitchen's frayed linoleum to the corridor.
▪ The cement floor was covered by a worn brown linoleum.
▪ The floors have carpeted squares with linoleum surrounds and the bedroom furniture is heavy and traditional, generally of dark wood.
▪ There is sheet linoleum of some kind already there, glued to the plywood, 20 years old.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Linoleum \Li*no"le*um\ (l[i^]*n[=o]"l[-e]*[u^]m), n. [L. linum flax + oleum oil.]

  1. Linseed oil brought to various degrees of hardness by some oxidizing process, as by exposure to heated air, or by treatment with chloride of sulphur. In this condition it is used for many of the purposes to which India rubber has been applied.

  2. A kind of floor cloth made by laying hardened linseed oil mixed with ground cork on a canvas backing.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1860, coined by English inventor Frederick Walton (1837-1928), from Latin linum "flax, linen" (see linen) + oleum "oil" (see oil (n.)). Originally, a preparation of solidified linseed oil used to coat canvas for making floor coverings; the word was applied to the flooring material itself after 1878. The Linoleum Manufacturing Company was formed 1864.


n. An inexpensive waterproof covering used especially for floors, made from solidified linseed oil over a burlap or canvas backing, or from its modern replacement, polyvinyl chloride.


n. a floor covering [syn: lino]


Linoleum, also called Lino, is a floor covering made from materials such as solidified linseed oil (linoxyn), pine rosin, ground cork dust, wood flour, and mineral fillers such as calcium carbonate, most commonly on a burlap or canvas backing; pigments are often added to the materials.

The finest linoleum floors, known as 'inlaid', are extremely durable; they were made by joining and inlaying solid pieces of linoleum. Cheaper patterned linoleum came in different grades or gauges, and were printed with thinner layers which were more prone to wear and tear. High quality linoleum is flexible and thus can be used in buildings where a more rigid material (such as ceramic tile) would crack.

Linoleum (band)

Linoleum were a London-based indie–alternative musical group formed in 1994.

Linoleum (disambiguation)

Linoleum is a material used for floor covering and also by artists for linocut prints.

Linoleum may also refer to:

  • "Linoléum", song by Dumas
  • Linoleum (band), London-based musical group
  • Linoleum (EP), An EP by progressive metal band Pain Of Salvation
  • "Linoleum", the opening track of Californian punk rock band NOFX's album Punk in Drublic
  • Linoleum (programming language), cross platform assembler
  • Linoleum knife, a small knife
Linoleum (EP)

Linoleum is an EP by Swedish progressive metal band Pain of Salvation. It features one song each from Road Salt One and Road Salt Two, two exclusive non-album tracks, a satirical spoken bonus track, and a cover of "Yellow Raven" by Scorpions.

It was released on 16 November 2009 and a release party was held on 14 November at The Cave Rock Club in Sundbyberg, Stockholm, where the band played and sold signed copies of it.

Around the inside lips of the back cover is the following sentence: "This album, however, is NOT a part of The Perfect Element concept...but for what it's worth, it easily COULD have been, right? Right?"

Usage examples of "linoleum".

Her head remained bowed, looking down at the linoleum floor of the interview room in Cheltenham police station.

Frau Kettleman walked across the room to the bathroom door, the water-logged linoleum slick beneath her shoes.

He had stopped on this patch of linoleum, considering for a moment the large holes at the corners of the lighter rectangle shape, holes where the kingbolts which held the projector firmly in place had once gone.

Toe tapping the chipped linoleum, he pushed the basket and beer mugs aside and went for broke.

The long hallway down the center of the building opened to room after room of seafoam green walls, institutional gray linoleum tile floors, and rickety old beds that squeaked every time the side rails were raised or lowered.

There was a shelflike cot arrangement, and a toilet, and a floor with speckled linoleum, so much like the linoleum in Langhorne Memorial Hospital that I wondered if the same contractor had installed both.

We the doctors move between ceiling and floor, between striplight and the croak of linoleum.

The countertops were covered with linoleum, rimmed with a band of metal where a line of dark gray grunge had collected.

The linoleum had a yellow-and-white square pattern, and white miniblinds covered the two windows.

Back in the 1950s a test on living in an enclosed environment had ended early because the floor covering, some sort of linoleum, turned out to be outgassing some really toxic stuff and everybody in the experiment got sick.

Yes of course, I say, stroking my cowering beast who is shedding violently and leaving big sweaty pawprints on the linoleum surface of the examining table.

But he had remembered when he was a child: His mother had cooked him a hearty breakfast, in the old kitchen with the linoleum that curled at the corners and the oak table with the placemats that looked like woven straw but were really plastic.

The walls of the latter had not been repapered for years, and the floors were covered with odd scraps of linoleum.

Wet shoes squishing and squeaking on the linoleum, she was past him before he realized she actually was going to his left.

On scuffed linoleum floors staffers crowded around a metal speaker, listening in almost disbelief to the deep voice, the crystal-clear words.