- blanket suture,
- blanket toss,
- blanquette de veau
Origin of blanketing
- (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)
Origin of blanket
Examples from the Web for blanketing
Meanwhile, competitors have been blanketing China with cheaper smartphones.
Tropical cyclone Oswald has produced a blanketing of sea foam in parts of Queensland, Australia.
From Celine to Louis Vuitton, minimal new carry-alls are blanketing runways.
A massive sandstorm swept into Tehran Monday morning, blanketing the streets in a dark and dreamy haze.
The air, kept at almost constant temperature by the blanketing effect of the hot springs, was stagnant and heavy.A World is Born|Leigh Douglass Brackett
A wind dead aft, blanketing more than half the canvas, is called a lubber's wind.All Afloat|William Wood
And there was a mound of blanketing above the actual place where the grenade might be.Space Platform|Murray Leinster
When Rupert had done his own feathering and blanketing, as well as brown paper moccasins, he helped the others.The Magic World|Edith Nesbit
The blanketing process is repeated until a column of rings warns the Indians far and near to 'Look out,' or 'Be on the watch.'Chatterbox, 1905.|Various
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.