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groundsheet

[ground-sheet]
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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.
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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
  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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