ground cloth


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also an insulated ground cloth to maintain the warmth in the hot tub. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Feb. 2023 Having a ground cloth that fits you is paramount. Grayson Haver Currin, Outside Online, 27 July 2021 If weight isn’t much of an issue, bring along the compatible ground cloth that can keep you a smidge warmer. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 3 Mar. 2023 But for Dave, the size mattered most; his ground cloth needed to be big enough to hold both his body and his gear, so that the ground indeed felt like a home, full of his few belongings. Grayson Haver Currin, Outside Online, 27 July 2021 The pool comes with everything needed to keep your pool in good order, including a cover, ladder, filter, maintenance kit, ground cloth, and even a volleyball set for fun. Veronica Graham, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2022 Additional mulch substitutes include ground cloth, cardboard, newspaper and plastic sheeting. Tom Maccubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 3 Sep. 2022 Make sure to grab a ground cloth, which protects the tent floor and keeps out moisture. Lauren Matison, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ground cloth was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Ground cloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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