sleeping bag


Definition of sleeping bag

: a bag that is warmly lined or padded for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent

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Each backpack was evaluated using the same 35-pound load of overnight gear: sleeping bag and pad, tent, cooking kit, food, clothes, and accessories; then carried it for at least five continuous miles. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Backpacking Packs," 13 July 2018 Any camper who has ever spent a miserable night in a sleeping bag drenched from a leaking tent in a rainstorm (and isn’t that every camper?) knows what this means. Cheryl Strayed, Vogue, "Is Glamping Camping? Wild’s Cheryl Strayed Tackles the Question—in Style," 17 July 2018 Two sisters, burrowing under an unzippered sleeping bag in the back seat of their family car, are speeding off at night on a long drive to their first ocean vacation, one week long. Ellen Handler Spitz, New York Times, "What Should Your Kid Read This Summer? Here Are Three to Start With," 1 June 2018 Krajewski, a good-natured Pole, has on the pope's behalf personally distributed sleeping bags to the Italian capital's homeless and driven poor residents on seaside day trips arranged by the Vatican. Frances D'emilio, Fox News, "Pope, making new cardinals, hears Iraqi tell of martyrs," 28 June 2018 The plane was reportedly carrying survival gear including sleeping bags, a stove, a pot, food, and first-aid kit. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Denali Plane Crash: Search Continues for Survivors," 6 Aug. 2018 Garrett had a sleeping bag, a water filtration device, a little food and part of a tent. Bob Moen, The Seattle Times, "Bugs, bark helped Boy Scout survive in Wyoming wilderness," 30 July 2018 Bring sleeping bags, pads, all cooking gear and fuel, and plenty of food and water (there are few options for fresh water, and everything must be filtered). Erin Kirkland, Anchorage Daily News, "Tonsina Point near Seward provides a perfect place for Alaska’s newest public-use cabin," 14 May 2018 For Teigen and Monae, fluffy, teddy bear-style coats fit the bill, while Rihanna went directional and slipped into a puffer that doubled as a portable sleeping bag. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "These Celebs Nailed the Art of Airport Style This Year," 28 Nov. 2018

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleeping bag was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of sleeping bag

: a warm, long bag that is used for sleeping outdoors or in a tent

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Kids Definition of sleeping bag

: a large fabric bag that is warmly lined for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent

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