1. Another name for the protective bedcover – one that is large enough to cover the bed and bedding – blankets/ or duvets, protect[ing] the bed when it’s not in use, whether or not the bed has been made up, e.g. in a spare bedroom or when away on holiday. They are traditionally made in cotton piqué or waffle weave, mostly in white, but any colour and material may be used. The only criteria for blanket covers is that they look well enough, are lightweight to take on and off and easy to launder.

2. Any bag or wrapping cover that is used to protect the folded blankets when they aren’t needed on the bed, i.e. over the summer when the heavier blankets at least come off the bed.

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