noun \ˈkə-vər-lət, -(ˌ)lid\

: a decorative cover for a bed

Full Definition of COVERLET

:  bedspread

Examples of COVERLET

  1. <bought a beautiful new coverlet to match the sheets>

Origin of COVERLET

Middle English, alteration of coverlite, from Anglo-French coverlit, from covre (it) covers + lit bed, from Latin lectus — more at lie
First Known Use: 14th century

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