- 1A floor covering of thick woven material or animal skin, typically not extending over the entire floor: an oriental rug Charles and Elaine were sitting on the rug in front of the fireMore example sentences
- A goatskin rug covers the carpet in front of a brass fireplace with marble surround and wooden mantelpiece.
- Kurtas, short kurtas, cushion covers, bags, bedspreads, rugs, carpets and a whole lot of other items would be on display at the expo.
- Furniture, televisions, other electrical appliances, carpets and rugs often contain chemicals that are stain repellent or fire retardant.
- 1.1British A thick woollen coverlet or wrap, used especially when travelling.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.
- 1.2A shaped garment worn by horses for protection or warmth.More example sentences
- Mr Petit, who travels around the country showing horses with his family, has suffered at the hands of thieves who have stolen a lorry, horsebox, horse rugs and saddles and even horse feed.
- The horses wore leather rugs to protect their coats and keep them warm, but a string on one had come loose and was trailing in the mud.
- He described the job of putting on a horse rug as ‘like putting your shoes on in a morning’.
- 1.3 • informal , chiefly North American A toupee or wig: men who shave their heads or wear rugsMore 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 debts of major companies are too large for the banks to pull the rugMore 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 woollen 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.