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sailcloth

1. any of various fabrics from which sails are made
2. a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Sailcloth

 

a heavy, closely woven linen or partly linen fabric, plainwoven from thick yarn. It was originally used for sails; hence the name. Sailcloth is used in unprocessed form or treated for commercial applications such as use in sails, tarpaulins, and the uppers of footwear. It is also used for work clothes and special-purpose clothes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sailcloth

[′sāl‚klȯth]
(textiles)
A generic term for heavy, durable fabrics with a strong canvas weave made of cotton, linen, jute, polyester, or nylon; used for sails as well as for other applications.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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