verb (used with object), bur·lapped, bur·lap·ping.
- burkitt lymphoma,
- burkitt's lymphoma,
- burleigh, henry thacker,
Origin of burlap
Examples from the Web for burlap
Bind this down tightly with a piece of burlap and tack the edges to the rails.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
Where are your pan and your rolling-pin and your burlap bags?Roy Blakeley's Silver Fox Patrol|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The invention of this machine increases the production of burlap strips 900 per cent with the same force.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
We had no beds—sleeping on long, burlap bags stuffed with hay.A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Mr. Hatfield told the Cubs they would need cardboard, silver or gold paint, burlap and several other items.Dan Carter and the Money Box|Mildred A. Wirt
Word Origin for burlap
1690s, probably from Middle English borel "coarse cloth," from Old French burel (see bureau); or Dutch boeren "coarse," perhaps confused with boer "peasant." The second element, -lap, meant "piece of cloth" (see lap (n.)).