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

Definition of bedroll

: bedding rolled up for carrying

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The SEALs got so close to some, Cassidy said, that abandoned bedrolls were still warm with body heat. Alex Horton, Washington Post, "What it’s like to serve in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL — and then see it from space," 18 July 2019 More than eight years ago, homeless men and women set up tents and bedrolls in an empty lot near downtown Sacramento to challenge the city’s ordinance against camping outdoors for more than a day at a time. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Homeless gather in Sacramento court to fight city's anti-camping ordinance | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Oct. 2017 To help, Liu and a team of five classmates recently raised $17,000 to manufacture 250 bedrolls and send them to resettlement areas in northwest Syria. Washington Post, "MIT student making sleeping bags for refugees in Middle East," 15 Oct. 2017 Families are camped out everywhere, their bedrolls, blankets, water jugs and round steel food tins clogging the hallways. Jeffrey Gettleman And Hari Kumar, New York Times, "The Night the Oxygen Ran Out in an Indian Hospital," 17 Aug. 2017 The cars towed trailers laden with canvas tents, surplus stoves, cinched bedrolls, and the like. Craig R. Mccoy / Staff Writer,, "Horror on the mountain," 12 July 2017 Mack hikes down from the mountain with three main packs: fishing gear, camping gear (bedroll, coffee pot, skillet, saw, ax, etc) and clothing., "Right 2 Dream Too leaves downtown, welcome mat extended by Moda Center and Lloyd District (photos)," 15 June 2017 In the classrooms the desks had been pushed to the walls and the floors heaped with clothing, bedrolls, teapots, buckets. National Geographic, "Surviving the Fall of ISIS," 17 Oct. 2016

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1849, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bedroll

US : bedding materials that are rolled together so that they can be carried from one place to another

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