from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of blanket.
  • n. cloth for making blankets
  • n. anything that covers like a blanket
  • n. The act or punishment of tossing in a blanket.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cloth for blankets.
  • n. The act or punishment of tossing in a blanket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Coarse woolen cloth of which blankets are made.
  • n. A supply or quantity of blankets.
  • n. The process of obtaining gold by collecting it as it comes from the stamps on a blanket or in a blanket-sluice.
  • n. plural The gold so obtained.
  • n. The operation of tossing in a blanket as a punishment or a joke.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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