poncho

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poncho a blanket-like cloak with a hole in the center for the head
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Poncho A kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. A kind of poncho made of rubber or painted cloth is used by the mounted troops in the United States service.
    • Poncho A trade name for camlets, or stout worsteds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n poncho A sort of cloak or loose garment worn by the South American Indians, and also by many of the Spanish inhabitants of South America and Mexico. It resembles a narrow blanket with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through, so that it hangs down before and behind, leaving the arms free. Garments similar to the above in general shape are made and used elsewhere, especially by sportsmen as rain-cloaks.
    • n poncho A trade-name for camlet or strong worsted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Poncho pon′chō a cloak worn by South American Indians, a blanket with a hole in the middle for the head: camlet or strong worsted.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

For two whole hours I lay like a log; then a soldier pulled the poncho from my head, saying that the colonel waited for me at breakfast.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
Ponchos woven out of it are deemed the finest made, and command the fabulous price of 20 pounds or 30 pounds sterling.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
For the poncho, it won't be out of place.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
He gave her a rubber poncho, and insisted that she wrap herself up in it and lie down to sleep.
"The Woman with a Stone Heart" by Oscar William Coursey
Their costume was a poncho on festive occasions, highly ornamented; while they wore leather boots.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Ponchos are woven out of alpaco-wool by the Indians of the Andes.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Each boat was equipped with an air-pillow, rubber blanket, rubber poncho, woollen blankets, rubber navy-bag and haversack.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
Ponchos are woven out of alpaco-wool by the Indians of the Andes.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
We put up the umbrella and held the poncho against the wind and driving rain.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
The poncho is an important article of male clothing in this country.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
He put his rubber poncho on the ground and made the girl wrap herself in both blankets.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
There were the same glistening ponchos, the same little streams of water, the same pools on the oiled floor.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
We sit on the rocks all night, wrapped in our ponchos, getting what sleep we can.
"Little Masterpieces of Science: Explorers" by Various
Ponchos suitable for scout purposes can be secured from local dealers at prices from $2.50 upward.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Few had overcoats, none ponchos or blankets.
"Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman" by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd
Shelter-tents, buttoned or sewed together, form the roof, which, by the aid of talmas or ponchoes, is generally made water-proof.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Roll up a poncho, boys, and fasten it on your saddles.
"Out on the Pampas" by G. A. Henty
Sleeping sites were soon picked out and the ponchos and blankets spread out on the ground.
"The Campfire Girls on Ellen's Isle" by Hildegard G. Frey
They manufacture copper boilers for making sugar and understand several trades, weave ponchos and hammocks and make straw hats.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
No, I thought my old poncho hadn't lost its cunning.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

— He loves to gallop on our bitter plains,
He envies the wild life of the gaucho,
Then he returns to his Consular Palace,
And his sadness drapes him like a poncho...
"Argentine Republic — La Plata" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

The new Poncho -Votivo product will be on the market next year.
Bayer CropScience received EPA approval for its new Poncho /Votivo seed treatment for use in corn.
In recent years, the hoodie has been the dominant choice, but a new, more stylish top piece is making its presence felt this season: the poncho (and its more formal sibling, the cape).
On his latest CD, Poncho Sanchez once again has one foot firmly planted in the Latin-jazz tradition while also striding into more modern fare.
Conguero Poncho Sanchez continues his run with Concord Picante, a partnership that dates back to 1982.
On rare days off in Southern California, Poncho Sanchez enjoys relaxing with vintage music in his second-floor den.
Poncho Sanchez on stage.
Latin Jazz legend Poncho Sanchez will bring his band to Hamilton for the kick-off concert for the 2012-2013 Bitterroot Performing Arts Series.
Poncho Sanchez ready for Latin Grammys.
Members of Neil Young & Crazy Horse include, from left, Ralph Molina (drums), Poncho Sampedro.
In 1885, some of the first campers "slept on top of rubber ponchos to protect themselves against the damp and somewhat stony soil" and "slept side by side in tents of twelve by fourteen feet".
The restaurant is in the former location of K' Ponchos next to The Clubhouse in Quaker Village.
Grab your umbrella, pack your poncho, wear a sombrero.
SAM wears a Mexican poncho to school every Friday.
Race fans wearing ponchos with the words "Cinco De Derby" on them, walk through the infield during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky.
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