throw rug


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 20 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 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 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Throw rug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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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