canvaslike
adjective see canvas I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • canvaslike — adjective Resembling canvas (the fabric). Syn: canvassy …   Wiktionary

  • canvaslike — adj. resembling canvas (type of rough fabric) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canvas — canvaslike, adj. /kan veuhs/, n. 1. a closely woven, heavy cloth of cotton, hemp, or linen, used for tents, sails, etc. 2. a piece of this or similar material on which a painting is made. 3. a painting on canvas. 4. a tent, or tents collectively …   Universalium

  • Wigan — Wig an, n. A kind of canvaslike cotton fabric, used to stiffen and protect the lower part of trousers and of the skirts of women s dresses, etc.; so called from Wigan, the name of a town in Lancashire, England. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canvas — I. noun also canvass Etymology: Middle English canevas, from Anglo French canevas, chanevaz, from Vulgar Latin *cannabaceus hempen, from Latin cannabis hemp more at cannabis Date: 13th century 1. a firm closely woven cloth usually of linen, hemp …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • canvasback — /kan veuhs bak /, n., pl. canvasbacks, (esp. collectively) canvasback. a North American wild duck, Aythya valisineria, the male of which has a whitish back and a reddish brown head and neck. [1595 1605, Amer.; after the canvaslike color of its… …   Universalium

  • sailcloth — /sayl klawth , kloth /, n. 1. any of various fabrics, as of cotton, nylon, or Dacron, for boat sails or tents. 2. a lightweight canvas or canvaslike fabric used esp. for clothing and curtains. [1175 1225; ME saylclath; see SAIL, CLOTH] * * * …   Universalium

  • wigan — /wig euhn/, n. a stiff, canvaslike fabric for stiffening parts of garments. [1870 75; after WIGAN, where originally produced] * * * Town and metropolitan borough (pop., 2001: 301,417), northwestern Greater Manchester, historic county of… …   Universalium

  • canvassy — adjective Resembling canvas (the fabric). Syn: canvaslike …   Wiktionary

  • sailcloth — sail•cloth [[t]ˈseɪlˌklɔθ, ˌklɒθ[/t]] n. 1) tex any of various fabrics, as of cotton, nylon, or Dacron, for boat sails or tents 2) tex a lightweight canvas or canvaslike fabric used esp. for clothing and curtains • Etymology: 1175–1225 …   From formal English to slang

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