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steamer rug

Syllabification: steam·er rug

Definition of steamer rug in English:

noun

US dated
A lap robe, especially for use on board a passenger ship for keeping warm on deck.
Example sentences
  • After some argument, North gathered up a portmanteau and steamer rugs and reluctantly left the room.
  • The early 1930s ushered in Woolrich automobile robes and steamer rugs for the more mobile society.
  • The beautiful silk rug I had bought in Constantinople was rolled up in a shawl strap with my steamer rug.

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