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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tarpaulin

A waterproof cloth, esp. one used in large sheets for covering anything exposed to the weather.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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