throw rug


Definition of throw rug

: a rug of such a size that several can be used in a room

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Keep pathways and rooms clear — no throw rugs, spills or clutter. Mort Mazor,, "Watch your step: Fire rescue responds to 10,000 fall cases so far this year," 26 July 2019 Eliminate slipping and tripping hazards indoors by removing floor mats and throw rugs. Brenda Richardson, The Seattle Times, "Design for living: Modifications can remove the obstacles to aging in place," 3 Sep. 2018 Debra Johnson, home cleaning expert at Merry Maids, also highly recommends giving a washing machine a thorough cleaning, considering the variety of items that can go in there — from clothes and towels to throw rugs and pet linens. Debbie Carlson,, "5 areas to tackle during spring cleaning," 22 May 2018 From removing throw rugs in the kitchen to adding a nightlight in the bathroom, making a home safer for a senior — what’s called elder-proofing — is something many know to do. Michele Parente,, "How to dementia-proof your home," 24 Apr. 2018 To reduce your risk of falls at home, other strategies include making sure there is adequate lighting (particularly around stairs), removing throw rugs, or possibly installing grab bars in the bathroom., "Minimizing Fall Risks," 22 Jan. 2018 Just use throw rugs and clean them regularly enough to keep symptoms at bay, the AAAAI says. Korin Miller, SELF, "9 Allergy Remedies Allergists Actually Use," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of throw rug

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of throw rug was in 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of throw rug

chiefly US : a small rug that can be easily moved

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