throw rug


Definition of throw rug

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

Examples of throw rug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ideal as a throw rug or large area rug, this bohemian design looks stylish layered over existing carpet or on top of hardwood floors. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2021 Thiels sometimes uses a large throw rug, then layers it with a smaller, brighter rug for a mix of color and texture. Chris Bynum,, 13 Aug. 2020 And on our trip in February, the desert was predictably dusty and muted, but the flowers were everywhere — less of a carpet, more a series of throw rugs. Danielle Pergament, New York Times, 16 Mar. 2020 Trip hazards: · Don’t allow extension cords to stretch across walkways. · Get rid of throw rugs that can be a tripping hazard, or stick rugs securely to the floor with double-sided tape. Julie Washington, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2019 Save old, clean scraps of carpeting, along with clean throw rugs, scraps of cloth, blankets and towels. Heloise, Washington Post, 14 Dec. 2019 Dear Heloise: My kitten was not trained and was starting to use my throw rug as a litter box. Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2019 Keep pathways and rooms clear — no throw rugs, spills or clutter. Mort Mazor,, 26 July 2019 Eliminate slipping and tripping hazards indoors by removing floor mats and throw rugs. Brenda Richardson, The Seattle Times, 3 Sep. 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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6 Aug 2021

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“Throw rug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of throw rug

: a small rug that can be easily moved


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