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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At the Plush Pony, a working-class bar in East Los Angeles, Aguilar set up a drop cloth and took joyful group pictures of its Latinx lesbian clientele. Lori Waxman, chicagotribune.com, "A Laura Aguilar retrospective gives turns an eye to her beautiful views of people outside the mainstream," 22 July 2019 Pushing aside a plastic drop cloth, the main characters stumble upon a laboratory. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Stars in Prada's Fall Winter 2019 Campaign Video," 9 July 2019 To avoid any extra mess, lay a drop cloth below the fireplace to protect the floor. Madeleine Bokan, House Beautiful, "The Foolproof Way To Paint Your Brick Fireplace," 2 July 2019 Move furniture on your deck around, putting it where the raccoon has gone, or tape trash bags or plastic drop cloths on the floor for a couple of weeks. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Are raccoons nursing a 5-year-old grudge against El Sobrante woman?," 26 June 2019 Connecticut Sunrise The sun raises a brush over a wash of Payne's gray, swabs the oak cad orange, drips leaves on drop clothgrass. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "The Poems Of Aaron Caycedo-Kimura: Honoring Ones Parents," 13 June 2018 McGuire uses repurposed drop cloths as the canvas for her vividly colorful circus banners, which are inspired by her childhood in Toronto. Sarah Bonnette, NOLA.com, "Artscape: North Shore artists at Jazz Fest use recycled items as their canvases," 2 May 2018 Prosecutors showed jurors graphic photos of Black’s dismembered body, plus receipts from a hardware store where Durst bought a saw, drop cloths, and trash bags. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "What It Was Really Like to Be a Juror in the Robert Durst Trial," 26 July 2017 Add Curtains Curtains add a luxurious feel to any space, and the ones here are made with drop cloths. Rori Kotch, Country Living, "5 Bold Decorating Ideas to Steal From This Magical Porch," 2 July 2015

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First Known Use of drop cloth

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

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drop cloth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drop cloth

US : 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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