under canvas

idiom

chiefly British
: in a tent
a night under canvas

Examples of under canvas in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Juno features three masts with large sails to harness the wind and is capable of hitting 23 knots under canvas alone, according to the British studio. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 24 Oct. 2022 Guests sat under canvas umbrellas at long wooden tables, painting ceramic fire trucks. Molly Creeden, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2023 In the days before the blast, Jumbo a 180-ton steel container for testing the A-bomb-had to be moved under canvas wraps across the New Mexico desert to the Trinity Test Site. Dennis Eskow, Popular Mechanics, 16 July 2020

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“Under canvas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20canvas. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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