ground·​sheet ˈgrau̇n(d)-ˌshēt How to pronounce groundsheet (audio)

Examples of groundsheet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Things like the groundsheet or footprint and the tent stakes and guylines can also have varying materials. Meg Carney, Field & Stream, 27 Sep. 2023 Car campers may pay, but hikers just spread out a groundsheet and a sleeping bag, and the spot is theirs; only a bear can pull rank. Nicholas Kristof, National Geographic, 8 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of groundsheet was in 1907

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“Groundsheet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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