What does the word baize mean?

Usage examples for baize

  1. Two baize- covered forms were there for the accommodation of various classes which the rector held; a prayer desk faced east in the one orderly corner of the room. – Peccavi by E. W. Hornung
  2. Already made up and lying on the floor of the wardrobe was another parcel, very much bigger, rolled in dark green baize which might have been a small table cover. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. Inside the room was a table covered with green baize, on which were methodically arranged in extended order a Bible, an inkstand, a sheaf of paper, and a copy of the Manual of Military Law. – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan