blasting mat[′blast·iŋ ‚mat]
A heavy, flexible, tear-resistant covering that is spread over the surface during blasting to contain earth fragments.
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A heavy, flexible covering (usually made of woven-wire rope or cordage); covers an area during blasting, to prevent rock or earth fragments from flying about.
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