from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A blanket or fur piece for covering the lap, legs, and feet, as of a passenger in an unheated car or carriage.


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  • She was dressed in a pink quilted housecoat and matching slippers, and when I followed her into the living room she turned off the television set and removed a lap robe from the couch, where she evidently had been sitting as she snacked on nutbread and juice and watched the evening news.

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  • He was wearing a tuxedo and had a Stewart-plaid lap robe over his legs.



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