sail·​cloth | \ ˈsāl-ˌklȯth How to pronounce sailcloth (audio) \

Definition of sailcloth

: 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 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, "The 30 Best Gifts for Dad This Father’s Day," 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, "For frequent travelers ready to get back on board, dialing in your luggage is key," 13 June 2020 Made from weather-resistant, waxed sailcloth with a comfortable flannel lining, the jacket will only look better with age. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "31 Great Gifts for Father’s Day 2019," 5 June 2019 It’s made of upcycled sailcloth, and its form is informed by a NASA bag that Neil Armstrong used to bring his personal effects back from the Moon, known as the McDivitt Purse. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "What’s in your bag, Adam Savage?," 7 Sep. 2018 And if all goes well, Schofield and Corr want to try a similar approach for other organic materials from the shipwreck, like leather and textiles (the artifacts recovered from the seafloor include pieces of velvet, sailcloth, and other fabrics). Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Tiny magnets will escort ions out of rare material from a shipwreck," 24 Aug. 2018 The couple's outdoor reception was held on top of a hill under an ivory sailcloth tent. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "See All the Dreamy Photos from Shay Mooney and Hannah Billingsley's Arkansas Wedding," 30 Nov. 2017 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

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First Known Use of sailcloth

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Aug 2020

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“Sailcloth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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