What is another word for tarpaulin?

Pronunciation: [tˈɑːpəlˌɪn] (IPA)

Tarpaulin is a sturdy waterproof material that is often used as a protective layer or covering. Synonyms for tarpaulin include canvas, awning, canopy, tent, cover, shelter, and tarp. Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric that is often used for creating sails or outdoor furniture covers. An awning is a canvas or fabric cover that provides shade or protection from the sun or rain. Canopy is a covering that extends over an area for shelter or decorative purposes. A tent is a temporary shelter made of canvas or synthetic materials. Cover is a general term for any material that is used to protect or conceal an object. Finally, a shelter typically refers to a structure that provides protection from the elements for humans or animals.

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Usage examples for Tarpaulin

He pointed, as he spoke, to a tarpaulin-covered heap forward.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
Of these some had been luckier than others, getting hot drink and food and shelter under tarpaulin tents which did not keep them dry, but kept off the full force of the beating rains.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
Besides which he has to make a report upon the state of the crops on every farm he passes, and what everybody is doing, and if they have begun reaping; also to hail every vessel he passes outward or homeward bound, and enter her answers in his log, and to keep his weather-eye open and a sharp watch to windward, lest storms should arise and awake the deep, and if the gale increases to batten down his hatches and make all snug with the tarpaulin.
"Wild Life in a Southern County"
Richard Jefferies

Famous quotes with Tarpaulin

  • So to sleep on the sleeping porch required preparation. First, you put on long underwear, pajamas, jeans, a sweatshirt, your grandfather’s old cardigan and bathrobe, two pairs of woolen socks on your feet and another on your hands, and a hat with earflaps tied beneath the chin.Then you climbed into bed and were immediately covered with a dozen bed blankets, three horse blankets, all the household overcoats, a canvas tarpaulin, and a piece of old carpet. I’m not sure that they didn’t lay an old wardrobe on top of that, just to hold everything down. It was like sleeping under a dead horse. For the first minute or so it was unimaginably cold, shockingly cold, but gradually your body heat seeped in and you became warm and happy in a way you would not have believed possible only a minute or two before. It was bliss. Or at least it was until you moved a muscle. The warmth, you discovered, extended only to the edge of your skin and not a micron farther. There wasn’t any possibility of shifting positions. If you so much as flexed a finger or bent a knee, it was like plunging them into liquid nitrogen.
    Bill Bryson
  • The mad road, lonely, leading around the bend into the openings of space towards the horizon Wasatch snows promised us in the vision of the West, spine heights at the world's end, coast of blue Pacific starry night — nobone halfbanana moons sloping in the tangled night sky, the torments of great formations in mist, the huddled invisible insect in the car racing onwards, illuminate. — The raw cut, the drag, the butte, the star, the draw, the sunflower in the grass — orangebutted west lands of Arcadia, forlorn sands of the isolate earth, dewy exposures to infinity in black space, home of the rattlesnake and the gopher the level of the world, low and flat: the charging restless mute unvoiced road keening in a seizure of tarpaulin power into the route.
    Jack Kerouac

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