- the prepared skin of an American bison, with the hair left on, used as a lap robe, rug, or blanket.
Origin of buffalo robe
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
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Examples from the Web for buffalo robe
I had been congratulating myself on the possession of the buffalo-robe.The War Trail
I took in a buffalo-robe and some things of that sort and left them there.
In the stronghold I rolled up in a blanket and the buffalo-robe with Kaiser beside me.
He laughed good-naturedly and tucked the buffalo-robe in under him.The Flag
Buffalo-robe: Pass both fists crossing in front of the breast, as if wrapping one's self up.