- 1A floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin, typically not extending over the entire floor.More example sentences
- Woven rugs often cover the floors of Uzbek houses.
- Woven rugs covered the hardwood floor, the many rooms visible on their course quite large and possessing great amounts of valuables.
- Though it had tried, the company had not succeeded in establishing its rugs as year-round floor coverings.
- 1.1chiefly British A thick woolen coverlet or wrap, used especially when traveling.More example sentences
- When he was lowered to the ground, his box was tipped on its side to enable an emotional Blaine to stagger out wrapped in a rug.
- But stoics take rugs, umbrellas, thick coats and bracing amounts of booze.
- During the summer months, the light lasts well into the evening while passengers sit on deck, wrapped in rugs, marvelling at the beauty of the glaciers.
- 1.2 • informal , chiefly North American A toupee or wig.More example sentences
- I hereby sentence the actors to get a haircut so they won't need to wear the bad rugs.
- I was actually disappointed that his tresses were not the result of a bad rug.
- One in 10 is tempted to conceal her wayward tresses under a rug when it becomes frizzy, dry, dull or takes on a life of its own.
pull the rug (out) from under
- Abruptly withdraw support from (someone): the rug was pulled right out from beneath our feetMore example sentences
- More importantly, though, Russell's narrative pulls the rug from under us, changing our perceptions of all three characters.
- But yesterday he effectively pulled the rug from under them by introducing 19 per cent corporation tax levy on those profits.
- In both countries, it was the external patron whom the local regimes had relied on for protection that pulled the rug from under them.
mid 16th century (denoting a type of coarse woolen cloth): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Norwegian dialect rugga 'coverlet', Swedish rugg 'ruffled hair'; related to rag1. The sense 'small carpet' dates from the early 19th century.