lap robe

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noun

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.

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

  • Mr. Conover wiped his muddy hands on the lap-robe and helped her into the buckboard, with awkward care.

    The Hallowell Partnership

    Katharine Holland Brown

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

    Double Trouble

    Herbert Quick

  • In the midst of Struve's flood of invective the girl's hand leaped quickly from the lap-robe.

    A Texas Ranger

    William MacLeod Raine

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

  • She was still silent, and I took advantage of it to draw her hands under the lap-robe.

    A Little Union Scout

    Joel Chandler Harris