lap robe


Definition of lap robe

: a covering (such as a blanket) for the legs, lap, and feet especially of a passenger in a car or carriage

Examples of lap robe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At one end were 23 finished shawls and seven lap robes ready to go to new homes. Denise Coffey,, "Crafting Comfort One Square At A Time," 9 Sep. 2019 The group also gives lap robes to keep the elderly warm in nursing homes, crib quilts to organizations servicing at-risk babies and patriotic Quilts of Valor to thank military veterans. Janet Eastman,, "Message quilts are on display at Portland show (photos)," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of lap robe

circa 1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Lap robe.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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