drop cloth

noun

Definition of drop cloth

:a protective sheet (such as of cloth or plastic) used especially by painters to cover floors and furniture

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First Known Use of drop cloth

circa 1928


DROP CLOTH Defined for English Language Learners

drop cloth

noun

Definition of drop cloth for English Language Learners

  • : a sheet of cloth or plastic that is used to cover the floor and furniture while you are painting a room


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