- any of various fabrics, as of cotton, nylon, or Dacron, for boat sails or tents.
- a lightweight canvas or canvaslike fabric used especially for clothing and curtains.
Origin of sailcloth
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Examples from the Web for sailcloth
I will procure, if commissioned, any quantity of sailcloth and cordage.
The picture was executed on a piece of sailcloth, in a boathouse at Cremyll.The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
There were curtains of sailcloth put over the windows to obscure the sunlight.Some Naval Yarns
Then she put it to bed, and wrapped it up carefully in its sailcloth blanket.The Red Eric
They are still within the grotto, unseen, as the sailcloth curtains it.The Flag of Distress
- any of various fabrics from which sails are made
- a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc
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