ground cloth


Definition of ground cloth

: a waterproof sheet placed on the ground for protection (as of a sleeping bag) against soil moisture

Examples of ground cloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Make sure to grab a ground cloth, which protects the tent floor and keeps out moisture. Lauren Matison, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Apr. 2021 The plastic ground cloth would end up keeping them out of the mud — at least for the first night of Woodstock. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ground cloth

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ground cloth was in 1931

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“Ground cloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of ground cloth

: a piece of waterproof material that is used under tents, sleeping bags, etc., by people who are sleeping outdoors


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