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Ring covering (3 letter answer)

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The answer MAT is seen frequently, appearing about once every 90 puzzles.

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Bath ___
Welcome ___
Automobile accessory
Dirt collector
Door or place
Doorstep item
Floor protector
Grappler's milieu
Item at a door
Judo setting
Locale for wrestlers
Pin cushion
Pin setting
Pinning surface
Place for a hammerlock
Place to wrestle
Small rug
Threshold item
Unkempt hair
Welcome item
"Welcome" offerer
A welcome sight?
"Welcome" site
Welcome site
Wrestler's pad
Wrestling locale
Wrestling pad
Wrestling site
Wrestling surface
Yoga surface
Door or welcome follower
Frame within a frame
It's at one's doorstep
It's a welcome site
Place for locks and pins
Yoga class need
Yoga class surface
Where pins are made
Word after place or door


MAT as a noun:

1. a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
2. (mat, matting) = mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
3. (mat, gym mat) = sports equipment consisting of a piece of thick padding on the floor for gymnastic sports
4. a mass that is densely tangled or interwoven; "a mat of weeds and grass"
5. (Master of Arts in Teaching, MAT) = a master's degree in teaching
6. (flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte) = the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
7. a small pad of material that is used to protect surface from an object placed on it

MAT as a verb:

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"

MAT as an adjective:

1. (flat, mat, matt, matte, matted) = not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"