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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A piece of material used for protecting exposed objects or areas.

Usage examples (33)
  • The picnickers huddled under a tarpaulin until the cloudburst passed.
  • Here a tarp, short for tarpaulin, is a waterproof sheet of canvas or heavy duty plastic that you throw over things to keep the rain off.
  • The pit is then lined with a tarpaulin which is weighted down with rocks.
  • The stage then goes dark while some kind of tarpaulin is laid out, and while it's still dark, for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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