sail·​cloth ˈsāl-ˌklȯth How to pronounce sailcloth (audio)
: a heavy canvas used for sails, tents, or upholstery
also : a lightweight canvas used for clothing

Examples of sailcloth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of shutters, the couple relies on durable draperies made from waterproof sailcloth for shade and privacy. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 2 Aug. 2023 The steel shank buttons and sailcloth canvas feel durable and resilient. Danny Perez, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2023 It’s constructed of weather-resistant sailcloth, waxed inside and out to prevent heat loss. Kevin Cortez, Popular Mechanics, 9 Dec. 2022 Durable sailcloth, metal rivets, and lots of pocket space pockets make this Flint and Tinder apron an excellent gift for the pit boss in your life. John Thompson, Men's Health, 16 Nov. 2022 Stumps, sailcloth and a peacock named George: See how schools across America have moved classes outdoors to combat the coronavirus. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2020 The boats are different, the sailcloth is different, the clothing is, of course, vastly different. Alisha Prakash, Travel + Leisure, 21 Sep. 2020 Tough, dependable, and timeless, the Waxed Trucker Jacket is made from weather-resistant, waxed sailcloth with a comfortable flannel lining and only looks better with age. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 10 June 2020 The Glasers also have an assortment of organizers made out of sturdy sailcloth that match up with bags and backpacks. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 13 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sailcloth was in the 13th century

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“Sailcloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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sail·​cloth -ˌklȯth How to pronounce sailcloth (audio)
: a heavy canvas

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