under canvas

Definition of under canvas

chiefly British

  1. :  in a tent a night under canvas

Word by Word Definitions

underplay
  1. :  in or into a position below or beneath something

    :  below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

    :  in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. :  below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

    :  subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

    :  receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. :  lower in rank or authority :  subordinate

canvas
  1. :  a firm closely woven cloth usually of linen, hemp, or cotton used for clothing and formerly much used for tents and sails

    :  a set of sails :  sail

    :  a piece of canvas used for a particular purpose

  1. :  to cover, line, or furnish with canvas


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