A coarse woolen material with an extended nap often dyed in simple colors
- a brilliant green textile napped to look like considered; familiar with protect gaming tables
- A coarse woolen stuff with an extended nap; -- often dyed in basic colors.
The felt often available on casino tables and snooker tables.
coarse woolen textile, 1570s, bayse, from French baies, fem. plural of adjective bai "bay-colored," from Latin badius "chestnut-colored" (see bay (n.4)). Thus probably so-called for the original color. French plural taken as one in English.
(n.) A coarse woolen material with an extended nap; -- typically dyed in plain colors.
She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.