poldavy

noun pol·davy \ pälˈdāvē , pōl- \
variants: or less commonly poldavis \-və̇s\

Definition of poldavy

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

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Origin and Etymology of poldavy

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


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