An article of bedding with a cord which is plugged into an electrical outlet. It usually has a dial which can be adjusted to provide varying degrees of warmth.

I thought electric blankets were oddities until I went to college, where my roommate had one. Our dormitory room was frigid in the winters, and I learned that an electric blanket warms up your bed nicely before you lie down to sleep. Also wonderful if you have cold feet.

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