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groundsheet

[ground-sheet] /ˈgraʊndˌʃit/
noun
1.
a waterproof sheet of plastic, canvas, or other durable material spread on the ground, as under a sleeping bag or in a tent, for protection against moisture.
Also called ground cloth.
Origin of groundsheet
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; ground1 + sheet1
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British Dictionary definitions for groundsheet

groundsheet

/ˈɡraʊndˌʃiːt/
noun
1.
a waterproof rubber, plastic, or polythene sheet placed on the ground in a tent, etc, to keep out damp
2.
a similar sheet put over a sports field to protect it against rain
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