[seyl-klawth, -kloth]


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

1175–1225; Middle English saylclath; see sail, cloth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for sailcloth

tarpaulin, tarp, fly, shade, duck, tenting, coat, canvas, cover, oilcloth

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British Dictionary definitions for sailcloth



any of various fabrics from which sails are made
a lighter cloth used for clothing, etc
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