tarpaulin muster

noun

Definition of tarpaulin muster

: a pooling of funds for common use especially by seamen

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History and Etymology for tarpaulin muster

so called from its being formerly collected by having the crew toss their money into a tarpaulin

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“Tarpaulin muster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tarpaulin%20muster. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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