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[bed-rohl] /ˈbɛdˌroʊl/
bedding that rolls up for portability and is used especially for sleeping out-of-doors.
Origin of bedroll
1645-55; bed + roll Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Ellis spread his bedroll beside the wagon while Joe sought his bed inside.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • The night after, while I lay huddled in my shirtcloak and blanket by the fire, I saw Cuinn slip out of his bedroll and steal away.

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Ellis dived to his bedroll and rose to a kneeling position with his own rifle.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Martin, rolled up in his bedroll on the floor of the empty hayloft, woke with a start.

    One Man's Initiation--1917 John Dos Passos
  • Slim massaged the soles of his feet until Chuck returned with his bedroll.

  • The sheep fed below, and her horse, with a bedroll across its back, nibbled not far away.

    The Fighting Shepherdess
    Caroline Lockhart
British Dictionary definitions for bedroll


a portable roll of bedding, such as a sleeping bag, used esp for sleeping in the open
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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