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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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tarpaulintar‧pau‧lin /tɑːˈpɔːlɪn $ tɑːrˈpɒː-/ especially British English, tarp /tɑːp $ tɑːrp/ American English noun [countable, uncountable]  DHTTa large heavy cloth or piece of thick plastic that water will not pass through, used to keep rain off things
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tarpaulinYanto could see something behind the boxes, covered by a tarpaulin.He had spread a tarpaulin over the duckboards, and on top of it they dumped blankets from the ambulance.He kept a Land-Rover, its distributor removed, parked under a tarpaulin in the brush behind the house.Players flee for cover and tarpaulin goes back out.A second-hand railway tarpaulin is stronger but more expensive.Spattered tarpaulins and paint cans were stacked in a corner.The Arvin sentries in front of the politicians' houses ducked into their tarpaulin shelters.It is understood to have started when tarpaulin sheeting blew on to heaters drying a new resin coating on repair work.
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