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What is "Sailcloth" - Definition & Explanation

A strong canvas of cotton, linen, or nylon in a plain weave, sometimes with a crosswise rib. The weights vary, but most often the count is around 148 x 60. Able to withstand the elements (rain, wind and snow). Sailcloth for clothing is sold frequently and is much lighter weight than used for sails. Historically used in sails, awnings, and all kinds of sportswear for men, women, and children.
Any heavy, plain-weave canvas fabric, usually made of cotton, linen, polyester, jute, nylon, etc. that is used for sails and apparel (i.e. bottomweight sportswear).
A canvas that is used for the manufacture of sails.
cotton, linen, nylon. Plain weave, some made with a crosswise rib. A strong canvas or duck. The weights vary, but most often the count is around 148 x 60. Able to withstand the elements (rain, wind and snow). Sailcloth for clothing is sold frequently and is much lighter weight than used for sails.
A fabric, usually synthetic, used to make sails.

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