steamer rug



a coarse, heavy lap robe used by ship passengers sitting in deck chairs.

Origin of steamer rug

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for steamer rug

Historical Examples of steamer rug

  • And Olie, with my steamer-rug in his hand, only looked blank and called back "No."

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer

  • Wrapped in a steamer-rug and overcoat, he sat just outside the door of his tent, his hat pulled down over his eyes.

    The Little Colonel in Arizona

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • She had sat the entire morning wrapped in her steamer-rug, looking out across the water with far-seeing eyes.

    The Little Colonel's Hero

    Annie Fellows Johnston

  • Mister Masters's steamer-rug fell from about his long legs and his face became rosy, for he was very shy.

    IT and Other Stories

    Gouverneur Morris

  • It got quite cool as the sun went down, and I had to undo my steamer-rug and get wrapped up in it.

    The Prairie Wife

    Arthur Stringer