Definition of steamer rug in English:

steamer rug


  • A travelling rug, especially for use on board a passenger ship for keeping warm on deck.

    • ‘It took four days and four nights to reach his destination, and he slept lying full length under the seat wrapped in his steamer rug.’
    • ‘The beautiful silk rug I had bought in Constantinople was rolled up in a shawl strap with my steamer rug.’
    • ‘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 people on the dock waved farewell to those on the boat, and those on deck shook their handkerchiefs, their steamer rugs, their hands or umbrellas.’
    blanket, coverlet, throw, wrap
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