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 Thiels sometimes uses a large throw rug, then layers it with a smaller, brighter rug for a mix of color and texture. Chris Bynum,, "Change up your spaces with accessories you have on hand -- it's good for your decor and your psyche," 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, "‘Do Not Touch the Flowers!’ One Family’s Eco-Adventure in the American Southwest," 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, "Make a home safer for senior citizens: Health Matters," 22 Dec. 2019 Save old, clean scraps of carpeting, along with clean throw rugs, scraps of cloth, blankets and towels. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: These plants are pretty … poisonous," 14 Dec. 2019 Dear Heloise: My kitten was not trained and was starting to use my throw rug as a litter box. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Dog adoption option," 30 Nov. 2019 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

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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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17 Aug 2020

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“Throw rug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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