American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A heavy cotton canvas or strong synthetic fabric used for making sails or tents.
- n. A lightweight cotton canvas used especially for clothing and upholstery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hemp or cotton canvas or duck, used in making sails for ships, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Duck or canvas used in making sails.
- n. a strong fabric (such as cotton canvas) used for making sails and tents
- sail + cloth (Wiktionary)
“Since we cannot wash Towels, we have lined his Cot with sailcloth which is now Black with Blood.”
“We made little houses from reams of sailcloth and we took turns keeping the fire lest wild animals should want to desecrate the body.”
“Her gnarled fingers plunged a needle in and out of a large piece of thick sailcloth.”
“Flaming sections bubbled and sizzled into the depths, and blazing sailcloth fluttered into the waves.”
“Their wings cut the air with the heavy slap of sailcloth snapping in the wind.”
“Crew, this cover is handmade in San Francisco out of sailcloth and linen using traditional bookbinding methods and has a contrasting spine to emulate the look of a proper hardcover.”
“In the plane, she saw the blue sailcloth tacked down over something beside her, but didn't have much curiosity about it.”
“The loudest noise he will encounter there is the sound of children splashing in the water or the snap of sailcloth during an aggressive tack.”
“Finally he takes rags, strips of sailcloth lying about and wraps my feet.”
“Reeking of wood smoke, I sat on her white sailcloth sofa waiting for the police.”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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I blame chained_bear.
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