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sailcloth

[seyl-klawth, -kloth] /ˈseɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
any of various fabrics, as of cotton, nylon, or Dacron, for boat sails or tents.
2.
a lightweight canvas or canvaslike fabric used especially for clothing and curtains.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English saylclath; see sail, cloth
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Examples from the web for sailcloth
  • 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.
  • Some are made of boards, some of sailcloth, and some partly of one and partly of the other.
British Dictionary definitions for sailcloth

sailcloth

/ˈseɪlˌklɒθ/
noun
1.
any of various fabrics from which sails are made
2.
a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc
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