receiving blanket

noun

Definition of receiving blanket

: a small lightweight blanket used to wrap an infant (as after bathing)

Examples of receiving blanket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nicholas’ receiving blanket was lost in the fire, which felt like a particularly cruel loss to Mayra and Latwian. Heidi Stevens, chicagotribune.com, 29 Dec. 2020 The kidnapper fled the hospital with the baby in her arms and wrapped in a receiving blanket, police said, citing witnesses. Michael Tarm, Detroit Free Press, 20 Dec. 2019 This annual event assists young mothers with newborn babies who are in need of many new or gently used items, such as clothes, diapers, bottles, sleepers, wipes, receiving blankets, bibs, books, diaper bags, hooded bath towels, equipment and more. cleveland, 21 Feb. 2020 The kidnapper fled the hospital with the baby in her arms and wrapped in a receiving blanket, police said, citing witnesses. Michael Tarm, Detroit Free Press, 20 Dec. 2019 The kidnapper fled the hospital with the baby in her arms and wrapped in a receiving blanket, police said, citing witnesses. Michael Tarm, Detroit Free Press, 20 Dec. 2019 The kidnapper fled the hospital with the baby in her arms and wrapped in a receiving blanket, police said, citing witnesses. Michael Tarm, Detroit Free Press, 20 Dec. 2019 If the agreement is approved, Weinstein and his associates will also be paid $12 million from the settlement to cover a portion of their legal costs, and board members will receive blanket immunity from future liability, attorneys said. Deanna Paul, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2019 The kidnapper fled the hospital with the baby in her arms and wrapped in a receiving blanket, police said, citing witnesses. Michael Tarm, Detroit Free Press, 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of receiving blanket

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Receiving blanket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/receiving%20blanket. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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