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 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, "'No idea what to expect.' Louisville women remember Woodstock 50 years later," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of ground cloth

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Ground cloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of ground cloth

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

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