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Poncho (Pon'-Cho). A kind of covering worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through. Also a name given to a rubber blanket used by soldiers and campers, to either throw over them at night, or to cover their laps while riding or driving; made with a slit in the center through which the lines may be passed.