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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.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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A type of finish applied to a textile fabric and that prevents the spreading of globules of water over its surface. NOTE: The term is normally not applied to a water-repellent finish that is...

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