under canvas

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of under canvas

chiefly British
:in a tent
  • a night under canvas

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

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

  3. : 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

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

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

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

  2. : a set of sails : sail

  3. : a piece of canvas used for a particular purpose

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


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