What does the word cushion mean?

Usage examples for cushion

  1. He had just seated him in his easy- chair, and placed the embroidered cushion under his feet, when the shrill street- bell resounded in the hall. – Andreas Hofer by Lousia Muhlbach
  2. Now, when weight or pressure is exerted from above on to this organ, and the frog is in contact with the ground below, it is clear from the position the cushion occupies that, whatever change of form pressure from above will cause it to take, it must certainly be limited in various directions. – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  3. When finished, pin it on to a weighted cushion to work the pattern on it, as that stretches the knitting, and shews more plainly where you should put your needle in. – Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee