ground cloth
noun Date: 1931 a waterproof sheet placed on the ground for protection (as of a sleeping bag) against soil moisture

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ground cloth — n AmE a piece of material that water cannot pass through, which people sleep on when they are camping British Equivalent: groundsheet …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground cloth — ground ,cloth noun count AMERICAN a piece of plastic or other material that you use as the floor of a tent …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ground cloth — ground′ cloth n. 1) groundsheet 2) sbz a covering, usu. of canvas, for the floor of a stage • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • ground cloth — noun a waterproofed piece of cloth spread on the ground (as under a tent) to protect from moisture • Syn: ↑groundsheet • Hypernyms: ↑piece of cloth, ↑piece of material …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground cloth — 1. groundsheet. 2. a covering, usually of canvas, for the floor of a stage. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • ground cloth — noun (C) AmE a piece of material that water cannot pass through which people sleep on when they are camping; groundsheet BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground sheet — noun, pl ⋯ sheets [count] Brit : ↑ground cloth …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cloth Hall, Ypres — The Cloth Hall, Ypres The Cloth Hall (Dutch: Lakenhal or Lakenhalle), of Ypres, Belgium, was one of the largest commercial buildings of the Middle Ages, when it served as the main market and warehouse for the Flemish city s prosperous cloth… …   Wikipedia

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