- 1A familiar blanket or other piece of soft fabric held by a young child as a source of comfort: my daughter’s three and a half and she’s had a security blanket since she was a year oldMore example sentences
- A good baby blanket not only helps a newborn feel secure while swaddled, but also can serve as a security blanket for years to come.
- I made beds, curtains, blankets, washcloths, bath toys, wall decals, lamps, rugs, hampers, stuffed animals, security blankets and night lights.
- Children love them and parents hate them: the security blanket.
- 1.1Something that provides reassurance, support, or a sense of security: investors no longer see gold as a security blanket.More example sentences
- This guy uses his hair as a security blanket, hiding behind it when things aren't going his way.
- Cash has become a corporate security blanket, something executives cling to in frightening times.
- Not having the phone can create a lot of anxiety, so the phone today has become our security blanket.
- 2British A set of security measures or sanctions, typically imposed in order to maintain complete secrecy about something: the size of the Regular Army is under a security blanketMore example sentences
- Details of the recovery operation are still subject to a security blanket so there are different accounts of what ensued.
- Interest in fusion as a source of energy was stifled in the 1940s and early 1950s by the security blanket on all nuclear work.
- At Heathrow where there was a tight security blanket on information it was learnt that the crew were staying at the Europa Hotel.
More definitions of security blanketDefinition of security blanket in:
- The US English dictionary