tarpaulin

[ tahr-paw-lin, tahr-puh-lin ]SEE DEFINITION OF tarpaulin

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The loads, covered by the tarpaulin, had been arranged in the centre of the circle.

At camp Kingozi ordered them to place the loads in place beneath the tarpaulin.

I crawl in between the chairs and the wall and get under that piece of tarpaulin.

I could not control my anxiety as the steward got nearer and nearer the tarpaulin.

Is he a tarpaulin theologian—a divine among the tarry-breeks?'

On this he spread a tarpaulin, and then heaped it with blankets.

Hephzy hastily removed her hat and thrust it beneath the tarpaulin.

The driver in his conical cape and tarpaulin hat, streamed with water.

He spread a tarpaulin amid the clutter amidships and they sat down.

I helped her back to her seat beside me, and drew the tarpaulin around her.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from tar (n.1) + palling, from pall "heavy cloth covering" (see pall (n.)); probably so called because the canvas is sometimes coated in tar to make it waterproof.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TARPAULIN

canvas

nouncoarse material
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