What is the mat ?

What is the mat ?

Many have heard the word "mat" in its different variants.The fact that such mate, tell our article.

  • Mat happens in the game of chess.It happens in the case when there is an attack on the main figure of this game - the King.At the same time the King can not escape or defend against this attack.That is, when the King was in a desperate situation - it's mate.
  • mat also exists in every gym every institution.There he serves only one purpose - to man is not hurt when hitting the ground.Examples of use of the mat a lot.Here are some of them:
    • placed under the rope by which man rises up at the time of a standard;
    • placed on the other side of the bar at the high jump over the bar;
    • used as a basis on which the wrestling or any similar contest.
  • mat called cover for greenhouses, which is made of straw or reeds.It is intended to protect from the cold greenhouses.
  • also mat - a slight roughness, dullness on smooth surfaces of different objects, which deprives them of the same transparency.U-gilders jewelers there is a special fluid called "mat", which consists of frankincense diluted in the alcohol.Use it to darkish or dull gold.
  • mate called and woven from bark or straw mat.
  • Mat - it is also a kind of profanity, both in Russian and other Slavic, and not just languages.It is believed that it brought to our land hordes of the Tatar-Mongol, and since then he caught on and "strengthened".In accordance with generally accepted morality, public use of such a "mat" can be regarded as simple hooliganism.

Unfortunately, nowadays the use of the mat is not uncommon in any age and gender groups and strata of our society.It is also widespread and popular in modern literature.There are also earlier cases in which it was used in the literature, including, in the works of classical authors such as Pushkin, Mayakovsky and many others."Zaboristye" and intricate obscene swearing is called "three-story mat."Now you know what a mat in different senses of the word!