sleeping bag


Definition of sleeping bag

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

Examples of sleeping bag in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lower a sleeping bag’s temperature rating, the heavier the bag. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying an Ultralight Sleeping Bag," 4 June 2020 Many overlanders start off with a truck topper and something to sleep on in the truck bed—a small air mattress (or foam pad), pillow, and a blanket or sleeping bag will work. Bob Semerau, Outdoor Life, "Take an Overland Adventure to These Five Fishing Destinations," 4 June 2020 The camper staggered into the street before running away, leaving a sleeping bag and backpack behind. oregonlive, "Portland’s downtown homeless community increasingly caught in police protest tactics," 4 June 2020 This will get your sleeping bag wet in all conditions but the driest. Popular Science, "Fifteen survival shelters that can save your life," 28 May 2020 Set up a tent, grab some flashlights, sleeping bags and board games. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Running out of things to do with your kids? Here are 100 ideas for this summer.," 22 May 2020 To speed up the drying process, lay garments over a dry towel in their natural shapes, roll up the towel like a sleeping bag and press the extra water out. Julia Gall, Marie Claire, "At-Home Dry Cleaning Hacks That Will Save Your Clothes and Your Money," 4 May 2020 But sleeping bags and tents still dot the sidewalks, and there is even anecdotal reporting of encampments growing larger and more out-of-control than before, along with open-air drug dealing and the flouting of social-distancing rules. James P. Sutton, National Review, "When Coronavirus Strikes the Homeless," 16 Apr. 2020 The team of medical workers from Oregon spent the night in sleeping bags and cots at Baggage Carousel No. oregonlive, "Oregon prepares for coronavirus surge: New online tool will help track its spread, direct sick to open hospital beds," 8 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of sleeping bag

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleeping bag was in 1850

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18 Jun 2020

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“Sleeping bag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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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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