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blanket roll

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noun
  1. a blanket or sleeping bag rolled into a cylindrical pack for easy carrying and outdoor use by hikers, soldiers, cowboys, etc., often with cooking utensils, food, and personal articles carried inside.
  2. a method of cheating at craps whereby the dice are thrown on a blanket, rug, or other soft surface so that they roll only in a forward direction, making it impossible for the four side numbers to appear face up.

Origin of blanket roll

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for blanket roll

Historical Examples

  • Cumnor walked to his blanket-roll, where his saddle was slung under the shed.

    Red Men and White

    Owen Wister

  • The professor swung it carelessly over his shoulder like a blanket-roll.

    The Inca Emerald

    Samuel Scoville

  • "Put my blanket-roll under my head, Nell, me son," he said gently.

    Wounds in the rain

    Stephen Crane

  • His ungainly pack and blanket-roll he carried on his shoulder like a cross.

    Three Soldiers

    John Dos Passos

  • "Very likely," said Shorty, helping Pete Skidmore on with his blanket-roll.