ETYM Old Eng. cuischun, quisshen, Old Fren. coissin, cuissin, French coussin, from (assumed) Late Lat. culcitinum, dim. of Latin culcita cushion, mattress, pillow. Related to Quilt, Counterpoint a coverlet.
A soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.
1. A block of absorbent material saturated with ink; used to transfer ink evenly to a rubber stamp; SYN. inkpad, inking pad, stamp pad.
2. A number of sheets of paper fastened together along one edge; SYN. pad of paper, tablet.
3. A usually thin flat mass of padding.
4. The foot or fleshy cushion-like underside of the toes of an animal.