groundsheet

[ground-sheet]

noun

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.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. groundplot,
  2. grounds,
  3. groundsel,
  4. groundsel tree,
  5. groundshare,
  6. groundside,
  7. groundsill,
  8. groundskeeper,
  9. groundsman,
  10. groundspeed

Origin of groundsheet

First recorded in 1905–10; ground1 + sheet1

Also called ground cloth.

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British Dictionary definitions for groundsheet

groundsheet

ground cloth

noun

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