Definition of 'tarpaulin'
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And they blocked out a rubbish tip with a blue tarpaulin. The Sun (2013)The roof is sheets of tarpaulin covered with old cardboard boxes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He sleeps on a bed of dried leaves under a green tarpaulin roof. The Sun (2011)The body was covered in tarpaulin and the police had put screens up. The Sun (2012)Emergency crews covered his vehicle with a blue tarpaulin to shield the scene from view while the body was recovered. The Sun (2012)There is now a tent and a tarpaulin for very rainy days and she plans to get a stove for the tent. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Lay down a tarpaulin, then put your sleeping mat and bedding on top of it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or was it simply a green tarpaulin, held in place at the edges by tent pegs? Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is a shelter the Indian government has put up but it was only a tarpaulin tent. The Sun (2010)Two pilots sprinted towards their aircraft, which are kept day and night under tarpaulin covers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The car is not thought to have suffered serious damage and was quickly covered with a tarpaulin before being taken back to the pits. Times, Sunday Times (2008)I either have a tent or a tarpaulin as a shelter. The Sun (2014)A blue tarpaulin covered the floor and was spattered with blood. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two officers wearing protective suits and face masks worked next to the red box and a large blue and silver tarpaulin lying on the sand. The Sun (2008)The wreckage was covered by a tarpaulin before being taken away from the scene on a truck at 9am yesterday. The Sun (2007)A knife was found at the scene, where cops put up a tarpaulin tent. The Sun (2011)I put up that tarpaulin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Hut six, where much of the work was done, is only held together by a sheet of tarpaulin. The Sun (2008)Cover them with old sheets or tons of leaves or, to keep out the rain, plastic dust sheets or tarpaulin. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'tarpaulin'
British English: tarpaulin /tɑːˈpɔːlɪn/ NOUN
Tarpaulin is a fabric made of canvas or similar material coated with tar, wax, paint, or some other waterproof substance.
...a piece of tarpaulin.
- American English: tarpaulin
- Arabic: مُشَمَّع
- Brazilian Portuguese: lona impermeabilizada
- Chinese: 防水油布
- Croatian: cerada
- Czech: celtovina
- Danish: presenningsstof
- Dutch: geteerd zeildoek
- European Spanish: lona
- Finnish: öljykankainen suojapeite
- French: bâche
- German: Plane
- Greek: μουσαμάς
- Italian: telone impermeabile
- Japanese: タール塗り防水布
- Korean: 방수 시트
- Norwegian: presenning
- Polish: brezent
- European Portuguese: oleado
- Romanian: pânză impermeabilă
- Russian: брезент
- Spanish: lona
- Swedish: presenning
- Thai: ผ้าใบอาบน้ำมันใช้ทำผ้าคลุมกันฝน
- Turkish: tente
- Ukrainian: брезент
- Vietnamese: vải dầu
Definition of tarpaulin from the Collins English Dictionary
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