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tarpaulin

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tarpaulin

noun tar·pau·lin \tär-ˈp-lən, ˈtär-pə-; ÷tär-ˈpōl-yən\

: a large piece of waterproof material (such as plastic or canvas) that is used to cover things and keep them dry

Full Definition of TARPAULIN

1
:  a piece of material (as durable plastic) used for protecting exposed objects or areas
2
:  sailor

Origin of TARPAULIN

probably from 1tar + -palling, -pauling (from pall)
First Known Use: 1605

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