- (in a press for offset printing) the rubber-covered cylinder to which an inked impression is transferred from the plate for transfer directly to the paper.
- (in a press for letterpress printing) the resilient covering on the cylinder against which the paper is pressed in printing.
verb (used with object)
- blank slate,
- blank tape,
- blank verse,
- blank wall,
- blanket bath,
- blanket bog,
- blanket chest,
- blanket finish,
- blanket roll
Origin of blanket
Examples from the Web for blanket
Aside from a blanket ban, social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit are nearly impossible to control.
“He would have preferred to have been given a bed rather than a blanket on the floor,” the judge said.
The correct procedure in that case is obvious: you cover her with a blanket and leave her alone.‘The Fappening’ Perpetuators Have a J.Law Come-to-Jesus Moment and ‘Cower With Shame’|Marlow Stern|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cameron said he was rejecting calls for “sweeping and blanket” new laws.David Cameron's Plan to Fight ISIS Will Likely Involve Racial Profiling|Clive Irving|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I had to do three scenes for the audition: the blanket scene where she says, “You pimped me out for a blanket?”Orange Is the New Black’s Kimiko Glenn on Hippie Brook Soso and Chapel Sex with Natasha Lyonne|Marlow Stern|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Rebel soldier had stolen his coat, and he had no blanket to protect him from the cold night-winds.Winning His Way|Charles Carleton Coffin
He went on, still grunting, while Dan rose to his feet and slung his blanket from his shoulder.The Battle Ground|Ellen Glasgow
All this in smothered tones, as if the speaker was shut up in a cupboard with a blanket over his head.Cutlass and Cudgel|George Manville Fenn
I drew the blanket over the face, and then locking the door behind me, went back to my own cabin to think it all out.The Beautiful White Devil|Guy Boothby
Her hands and arms were enfolded in the blanket, and she was unable to make anything like effective resistance.Frank Merriwell's Pursuit|Burt L. Standish
Word Origin for blanket
c.1300, "bed-clothing; white woolen stuff," from Old French blanchet "light wool or flannel cloth; an article made of this material," diminutive of blanc "white" (see blank (adj.), which had a secondary sense of "a white cloth." Wet blanket (1830) is from the notion of a person who throws a damper on social situations like a wet blanket smothers a fire. In U.S. history, a blanket Indian (1859) was one using the traditional garment instead of wearing Western dress.
Only 26,000 blanket Indians are left in the United States. ["Atlantic Monthly," March 1906]
c.1600, "to cover with or as with a blanket;" also "to toss in a blanket" (as punishment), from blanket (n.). Related: Blanketed; blanketing.
see security blanket; wet blanket.