drop cloth

or drop·cloth

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  1. a sheet of cloth, paper, plastic, or the like laid over furniture and floors for protection while a room is being painted or laid over shrubbery while the exterior of a house is being painted.

Origin of drop cloth

First recorded in 1925–30
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Related Words for drop cloth

tarpaulin, groundsheet, tarp