bedroll

noun

bed·​roll ˈbed-ˌrōl How to pronounce bedroll (audio)
: bedding rolled up for carrying

Examples of bedroll in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Complete with a tent, bedroll, and treats, the Little Explorer’s In-room Camping experience facilitates a slumber party in your room. Kelley Manley, Travel + Leisure, 30 June 2024 Cheryl’s body and some of her belongings, including clothing and a bedroll, were found about six months later near a pond in Vigo County, about 100 miles from the cornfield where the girls were assaulted. Marisa Kwiatkowski, USA TODAY, 14 May 2024 Laramie first shared a bedroll with senior ranch hand Lloyd (Forrie J. Smith) before moving on to Walker, which caused tensions in the tight quarters to boil over. Sara Netzley, EW.com, 14 Apr. 2023 Other tangential theories on Britannica.com note that burritos may have gotten their name from the cylindrical bedroll that burros often carried. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 6 Apr. 2023 The gift, which Riley's stored with her bedroll in the backroom of a taco restaurant, is the book of puns Ellie will later entertain Joel with on the road. Randall Colburn, EW.com, 27 Feb. 2023 Tempur-Pedic’s TEMPUR-Topper Supreme, a three-inch memory foam bedroll with over 2,000 glowing online reviews. Emily Ruane, refinery29.com, 5 Oct. 2020 However the two met—Cleopatra emerging-from-a-bedroll will be difficult to dislodge from the popular imagination—Cleopatra and Caesar became lovers and, apparently, cruised the Nile together after her brother’s death. Maxwell Carter, WSJ, 25 Nov. 2022 Some street people, like her, aren’t in need of a bedroll and defer to others. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bedroll was in 1849

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“Bedroll.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bedroll. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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bedroll

noun
bed·​roll ˈbed-ˌrōl How to pronounce bedroll (audio)
: bedding rolled up for carrying
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