variants or less commonly poldavis
plural poldavies or poldavys also poldavis
: a coarse canvas or sacking formerly used for sails especially by the British

Word History


Middle English poldavy, probably from Pouldavid, locality in Finistère department, northwest France

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“Poldavy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poldavy. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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