One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thick blanket or pelt used for warming the lap and legs while traveling or sitting outdoors.
blanket, coverlet, throw, wrapView synonyms
- ‘She rested her head against the cool glass and tucked the dusty blue lap robe more tightly around her legs.’
- ‘Salmon pink appeared in a piece called Spawning Coho, in which the skins were tightly sewn together into a blanket, as small furs might be sewn together to make a lap robe.’
- ‘And then around six I woke up and Jackson was sneaking into bed with me with his lap robe and he whispered, ‘See?’’
- ‘Jackson and I stopped so I could rearrange my load and gently tell my little son that if he didn't carry his own lap robe and/or pillow I'd gladly leave all three of them behind.’
- ‘My 80 + year old mother was especially pleased with her lap robe, describing it as ‘Soft as frogs hair’ and warmer than her electric lap robe.’
- ‘She is sitting on her La-Z-Boy chair with an old lap robe woven in Connemara, in her two-room apartment at the The Cambridge Homes near Harvard Square on Mount Auburn Street.’
- ‘Needless to say we did some climate control, bought Mama a sweater and a lap robe, and threatened to put the thermostat under lock and key if he did it again.’
- ‘The lap robe's been abandoned on the couch and then Jack sits down to watch TV and he isn't particular about what's under his butt, and Jackson comes in and goes, ‘Where's my rap robe?’’
lap robe/ˈlap ˌrōb/
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