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or wrap-around

[rap-uh-round] /ˈræp əˌraʊnd/
(of a garment) made to fold around or across the body so that one side of the garment overlaps the other forming the closure.
extending in a curve from the front around to the sides:
a wraparound windshield.
of, relating to, or arranged under a wraparound mortgage:
wraparound financing.
all-inclusive; comprehensive:
a wraparound insurance plan.
a wraparound object.
Printing. a thin metal, plastic, or rubber plate made flat and then wrapped around a cylinder for printing on a rotary press.
British. book jacket.
Origin of wraparound
First recorded in 1965-70; adj., noun use of verb phrase wrap around (something) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The three ladies rustled away, but Miss Keene, throwing a wrap around her shoulders, lingered by the railing.

  • Now if I just had a strip of flannel to wrap around his chest!

    The Windy Hill Cornelia Meigs
  • She insisted I should use a rug to wrap around my legs, because that woman in the cap persisted in leaving the window open.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • It is just the thing to wrap around us when we lie down to sleep.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • Only the janitor finally took pity and brought a wet towel to wrap around the injured hand.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • Lennon brought the wide cinch to wrap around Carmena's waist.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • If bread is baked too hard, wring a towel in cold water and wrap around it while it is yet hot.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
  • He carries but one blanket but does not use it to wrap around his body.

    Touring Afoot Claude Powell Fordyce
  • There was another thick blanket to wrap around each person, and still another to put over him, or her, as the case might be.

    Our Little Canadian Cousin Elizabeth Roberts MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for wrap around


(computing) another name for word wrapping
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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