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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The tarpaulin or sail sometimes exposed in the after weather rigging to keep a ship's head forced up to the sea and wind when she is hove to.
  • n. Nautical:
  • n. A covering of painted canvas for hammocks, boats, etc.
  • n. A tarpaulin placed in the weather rigging to make a shelter for officers and men on watch.

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