1. A cover for a bed, made of coarse wool loosely woven, and used for securing against cold. Blankets are used also by soldiers, and seamen, for covering.
2. A kind of pear, sometimes written after the French, blanquet.
3. Among printers, woolen cloth or white baize, to lay between the tympans.
BLANK'ET, verb transitive To toss in a blanket by way of punishment; an ancient custom. The Emperor Otho used to sally forth in dark nights, and if he found a drunken man, he administered the discipline of the blanket
1. To cover with a blanket