lap robe
noun Date: circa 1866 a covering (as a blanket) for the legs, lap, and feet especially of a passenger in a car or carriage

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  • lap robe — lap′ robe n. clo a blanket used to cover one s lap or legs, as when sitting outdoors or riding in an open vehicle • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • lap robe — ☆ lap robe n. a heavy blanket, fur covering, etc. laid over the lap and knees for warmth, as when watching outdoor sports …   English World dictionary

  • lap robe — noun : a covering (as a blanket) for the legs, lap, and feet especially of a passenger in a car or carriage compare buffalo robe * * * a blanket, fur covering, or the like, used to cover one s lap or legs, as when sitting outdoors or riding in an …   Useful english dictionary

  • lap robe — a blanket, fur covering, or the like, used to cover one s lap or legs, as when sitting outdoors or riding in an open vehicle. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • lap robe — noun N. Amer. a travelling rug …   English new terms dictionary

  • lap robe — noun (C) AmE a small thick blanket 1 (1) used to cover your legs when your are travelling …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • robe — [rōb] n. [ME < OFr, robe, orig. booty, spoils < Gmc * rauba, plunder: see ROB] 1. a long, loose or flowing outer garment; specif., a) such a garment worn on formal occasions, to show rank or office, etc., as by a judge or bishop b) a… …   English World dictionary

  • lap — 1. n. 1 a the front of the body from the waist to the knees of a sitting person (sat on her lap; caught it in his lap). b the clothing, esp. a skirt, covering the lap. c the front of a skirt held up to catch or contain something. 2 a hollow among …   Useful english dictionary

  • robe — Synonyms and related words: afghan, apparel, appurtenances, array, attire, bathrobe, bed linen, bedclothes, bedcover, bedding, bedeck, bedrape, bedsheet, bedspread, blanket, buffalo robe, bundle up, caftan, case, cassock, cloak, clothe, clothes,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • robe — robeless, adj. rober, n. /rohb/, n., v., robed, robing. n. 1. a long, loose or flowing gown or outer garment worn by men or women as ceremonial dress, an official vestment, or garb of office. 2. any long, loose garment, esp. one for wear while… …   Universalium

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