plural tarps
: a piece of material (such as durable plastic or waterproofed canvas) used especially for protecting exposed objects or areas : tarpaulin
The crewmen competed for a place to stand beneath the small tarp that covered part of the narrow deck.Matt Potts
This house, half of it's all burned up. They live there, the burned part's covered with a tarp, with their dogs, and they must have at least ten.Katya Reno

Examples of tarp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Hyde Park, the Holocaust memorial was covered with a tarp. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 14 May 2024 Emergency shelter: Packing a tent, space blanket, tarp and bivy can help you be prepared if severe weather breaks out or your plan takes a turn. Don Sweeney, Miami Herald, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tarp 

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tarp was in 1906

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“Tarp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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