sail·​cloth | \ˈsāl-ˌklȯth \

Definition of sailcloth 

: a heavy canvas used for sails, tents, or upholstery also : a lightweight canvas used for clothing

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They're made from recycled materials—most often different types of sailcloth from used boat sails and kite-surfing sails. Michael Calore, WIRED, "14 Essentials to Improve Your Bike Commute in the City," 17 May 2018 The homes had once been worker housing for a local sailcloth factory, said resident Doug George, 73. Christina Tkacik,, "In aftermath of Hampden fire residents assess loss of some memories, revival of others," 11 Apr. 2018 In this particular instance, the Lug’s fabric lacking the protective coating that normally makes sailcloth so durable. Adrienne So, WIRED, "Review: Timbuk2 Lug Knapsack," 1 Nov. 2017 The boutique windows that line Bay Street display sailcloth purses, Turkish towels, pricey espadrilles. Michael Tortorello, WSJ, "Rhode Island’s Classic Carousels: A Seaside Tour," 1 Sep. 2017 To further underscore a coastal vibe, Van Wyck suggests bringing in tents made of sailcloth. Jenny Berg, Vogue, "How to Host the Quintessential New England Wedding," 21 June 2017

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First Known Use of sailcloth

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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