Definition of New Zealand rug in English:

New Zealand rug


  • A strong waterproof rug for a horse, used during the winter.

    • ‘Mrs Grooby presented a New Zealand rug with a ‘poutama’ pattern to the National President.’
    • ‘Not too long ago heavy, stiff fabrics - such as waxed canvas-made New Zealand rugs and jute - were the norm.’
    • ‘I have just bought him a New Zealand rug as I am worried he is not producing enough grease to keep himself warm.’
    • ‘Rumor has it that he was the one to take the concept of hind leg straps from New Zealand rugs and add them to horse blankets.’
    • ‘Then came New Zealand rugs which weighed a tonne and took 4 days to dry.’