Pronunciation: (rug), [key]
1. a thick fabric for covering part of a floor, often woven of wool and often having an oblong shape with a border design. Cf. carpet.
2. the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering: a bear rug.
3. Chiefly Brit.a piece of thick, warm cloth, used as a coverlet, lap robe, etc.
4. Slang.toupee; hairpiece.
5. cut a rug, Older Slang.to dance, esp. to jitterbug.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.