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lap robe

  1. a blanket, fur covering, or the like, used to cover one's lap or legs, as when sitting outdoors or riding in an open vehicle.
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Origin of lap robe

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for lap robe

Historical Examples of lap robe

  • He drew the lap-robe around her, and started the automobile.

    The Heart of Thunder Mountain

    Edfrid A. Bingham

  • While she had slept Milt had taken his arm from about her and fished out a lap-robe for her.

    Free Air

    Sinclair Lewis

  • What was more, she offered me half of the lap-robe when I was seated beside her.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery

    Paul Liechester Ford

  • He slipped his hand under the lap-robe, and gave hers a gentle pressure.

    Double Trouble

    Herbert Quick

  • While she was speaking, Grace, under the lap-robe, pressed her lover's hand.

    The Wedge of Gold

    C. C. Goodwin