[seyl-klawth, -kloth]
any of various fabrics, as of cotton, nylon, or Dacron, for boat sails or tents.
a lightweight canvas or canvaslike fabric used especially for clothing and curtains.

1175–1225; Middle English saylclath; see sail, cloth Unabridged
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sailcloth (ˈseɪlˌklɒθ)
1.  any of various fabrics from which sails are made
2.  a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc

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Example sentences
The columns can be made of a lightweight material, such as sailcloth, light
  enough for a single worker to set up from the ground.
They are considering a two-color banner on a single color sailcloth.
And use bits of sailcloth or canvas for throw pillows or upholstery.
Simple explanations of sailing terms with diagrams of boats and sails, are
  bravely printed on hearty sailcloth.
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