dropcloth

drop cloth

noun
a sheet of cloth, paper, plastic, or the like laid over furniture and floors for protection while a room is being painted or laid over shrubbery while the exterior of a house is being painted.
Also, dropcloth.


Origin:
1925–30

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drop cloth

noun
1. a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery [syn: drop curtain
2. a large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while a room is being painted 
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