Tarpaulin

Definition of Tarpaulin

Tar`pau´lin
n.1.A piece of canvas covered with tar or a waterproof composition, used for covering the hatches of a ship, hammocks, boats, etc.
2.A hat made of, or covered with, painted or tarred cloth, worn by sailors and others.
3.Hence, a sailor; a seaman; a tar.
To a landsman, these tarpaulins, as they were called, seemed a strange and half-savage race.
- Macaulay.

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canvas, canvass, tarp
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