tarpaulin


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tarpaulin

1. a heavy hard-wearing waterproof fabric made of canvas or similar material coated with tar, wax, or paint, for outdoor use as a protective covering against moisture
2. a sheet of this fabric
3. a rare word for seaman

tarpaulin

[′tär·pə·lən]
(materials)
A sheet of waterproof canvas or other material; used to cover and protect construction materials and equipment, athletic fields, vehicles, or other exposed objects.

tarpaulin

A waterproof cloth, esp. one used in large sheets for covering anything exposed to the weather.
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The tarpaulin was taken down by Rama's men on Friday.
Tarpaulin was also laid out on part of the ground-floor car park below, as forensics officers examined the area.
So far, nine C-130 relief Flights including the present two have been operated and the relief carried included Army Field Hospital of 30 beds (50 member with doctors, paramedics and technicians), 38 Men army USAR team with state of art equipment ( team has returned after successfully completing their assigned task) , medicines and 3,000 packs of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) for different communities / stranded tourists, 1,565 tents, 15 Community Shelter, 3000 tarpaulin shelters, 3 ton of food packs, 1 ton rice, 3000 Meals Ready to Eat and 12 tons of medicines (sent with the hospital and also regularly in ensuing flights).
Graffiti website streetartnews said Banksy had showed up with a maintenance van and covered all the sides with tarpaulin before creating the piece "at the break of dawn".
TAIJI, Japan Tue Jan 21, 2014 (Reuters) - Japanese fishermen drove a large group of dolphins into the shallows on Tuesday and, hiding from reporters and TV cameras behind a tarpaulin, killed at least 30 as the annual dolphin hunt that sparked protest in the West entered its final stages.
That no one from underneath the tarpaulin expressed not one syllable of gratitude annoyed him a little.
DON'T SLATE IT J Property has tarpaulin sheet instead of tiles ROOM FOR nIMPROVEMENT Shabby home
For 632 days the residents have conducted a vigil under a piece of tarpaulin with a few chairs.
Rajab Ali Yousafi told Pajhwok Afghan News each family received two blankets, a set of coats for children, a lady jacket and a tarpaulin.
On Page 11 of PS 699 (Feb 11), you recommended that we cover our HMMWV turrets with a tarpaulin, NSN 4610-00-442-9736, to keep rain and snow from flooding inside the vehicle.
The sign at the entrance to Corus which has been replaced with a new one, as yet covered with tarpaulin, leading to speculation that the sale of the site to SSI is close to completion
But a pair of oystercatchers have shunned the shingle to lay their clutch in a hollow in a tarpaulin stretched over a winch on a barge moored 300 yards offshore on Kielder Water.