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What is "Tarpaulin" - Definition & Explanation

Waterproofed canvas. Sometimes of nylon or othermanmade fiber.
A tarpaulin or tarp is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof cloth, often canvas coated with plastic or latex. Tarps are used as shelter from the elements i.e. wind, rain, or sunlight and may also be used for ground cover in camping or for protecting vehicles from damage.
Waterproofed and treated canvas used for covering hatches, boats and other gear on board ship.

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