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 Galilee Center also often gets calls from event sponsors who want to donate tables, chairs and throw rugs. Karen Garcia, Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2024 His advice for preventing bedroom falls included eliminating throw rugs, (which are common trip hazards), as well as maximizing lighting and minimizing glare, finishing surfaces in contrasting colors, making sure floors are level and minimizing entry thresholds. Jamie Gold, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Add a color pop with a turquoise tea kettle and plates, and tie everything together with a lime green throw rug. Marisa Donnelly, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 May 2023 Or a throw rug buckles under their feet. Ron Hurtibise,, 26 June 2021 In the new collection, snag outdoor pieces like this powerloom striped throw rug, currently available in three sizes. Lauren Fischer, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2023 This faux-fur throw rug is one of Ikea’s most popular. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 23 Sep. 2022 This drying towel with a cutesy name almost looks closer to a throw rug than a simple hand cloth. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of throw rug was in 1909

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“Throw rug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

throw rug

: a rug of such a size that several can be used (as to fill vacant places) in a room
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