blasting mat

blasting mat

[′blast·iŋ ‚mat]
(engineering)
A heavy, flexible, tear-resistant covering that is spread over the surface during blasting to contain earth fragments.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blasting mat

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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