bed·​roll | \ ˈbed-ˌrōl How to pronounce bedroll (audio) \

Definition of bedroll

: bedding rolled up for carrying

Examples of bedroll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bronco Henry once saved him from freezing to death by lying body against body in a bedroll. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Nightmares are plaguing all the Two Rivers travelers, each of whom dreams of pulling a dead bat from their throat before waking to find a dead bat beside their bedroll. Randall Colburn,, 19 Nov. 2021 On a spring day in 1868, the fourteen-year-old Huie and his three cousins left their village before daybreak, each with just a bedroll and a bamboo basket carrying their belongings, and caught a small boat to Hong Kong. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Fewer people are homeless here than any other L.A. district, according to the latest tally, but tents, RVs and bedrolls are still a familiar sight in industrial stretches of Chatsworth. Emily Alpert Reyes, Los Angeles Times, 18 Sep. 2019 Sam emerges with bedrolls, scant provisions, a pot and pan, and Ma’s old trunk. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2020 The activists had brought a lot of pot but not enough jackets or bedrolls. David Treuer, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2019 Sometimes older drifters would pass by, men with only the clothes on their backs, maybe a bedroll across their shoulders. Chris Rush, Harper's magazine, 19 Aug. 2019 The SEALs got so close to some, Cassidy said, that abandoned bedrolls were still warm with body heat. Alex Horton, Washington Post, 18 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bedroll

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bedroll was in 1849

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“Bedroll.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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