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ground cloth

a covering, usually of canvas, for the floor of a stage.
Origin of ground cloth
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for ground cloth
  • Sweep net and ground cloth sampling for insects in soybeans.
  • Carry a lightweight, waterproof ground cloth or plastic sheet that can be used for emergency shelter.
  • If you choose to use these products, make sure to first install a woven ground cloth to keep them from sinking in sandy soils.
  • Place another stretcher outside of decontamination area on plastic ground cloth to receive non-ambulatory patient from ambulance.
British Dictionary definitions for ground cloth


a waterproof rubber, plastic, or polythene sheet placed on the ground in a tent, etc, to keep out damp
a similar sheet put over a sports field to protect it against rain
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