"matting" in the noun sense
a covering of coarse fabric (usually of straw or hemp)
2. mat, matting
mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
"matting" in the verb sense
1. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl
twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
"The child entangled the cord"
2. felt, felt up, mat up, matt-up, matte up, matte, mat
change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
"The fabric felted up after several washes"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License