Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tarpaulin.

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  • noun Short form of tarpaulin.
  • verb To cover something with a tarpaulin.

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  • noun waterproofed canvas

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The weather report and the sky over Nationals Park are both ominous, but at the moment the tarp is off and players are warming up in the outfield.

    Game 157 discussion thread: Nationals vs. Phillies

  • The outbreak has long been feared by relief groups, concerned for the refugees living in tarp-tent cities with poor sanitation and squalid conditions.

    Haitians suffer cholera outbreak amid squalid conditions

  • I live in a house on stilts near the coast and a tarp is only needed to keep dust and pollen off and as I said its a jonboat so I can live with a little dirt.

    Tarp Tips

  • The tarp is currently on the field, and the weather report calls for a decent chance of rain all night.

    Today's lineup

  • I live in a house on stilts near the coast and a tarp is only needed to keep dust and pollen off and as I said its a jonboat so I can live with a little dirt.

    Tarp Tips

  • You can see the pink smears on the tarp from the explosion.

    The Big Fizzle [Photo Blog]

  • After arrival we all were busy with the different tasks of unpacking, setting up four tents, a rain tarp and getting camp organized; as we wanted to get everything up in case any weather was to move in.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • In between the doors, when the tarp is lifted, Hombre de Fuego adds seven more rocks to the lodge, making for an increasingly hotter space as the evening progresses.

    Into a realm of spirits: a Native American sweat lodge ceremony

  • In between the doors, when the tarp is lifted, Hombre de Fuego adds seven more rocks to the lodge, making for an increasingly hotter space as the evening progresses.

    Into a realm of spirits: a Native American sweat lodge ceremony

  • The quickest and sturdiest way to pitch the tarp is to drape it over a log or stretched cord, one end of which is on the ground and the other raised 4 feet.

    Field & Streams Ultimate Winter Survival Tips

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  • Prat in reverse.

    July 22, 2007

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