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a strong, coarse unbleached cloth made from hemp, flax, cotton, or a similar yarn, used to make items such as sails and tents and as a surface for oil painting: [as modifier]:a canvas bag a piece of canvas cloth prepared for use as the surface for an oil painting. an oil painting:Turner’s late canvases a variety of canvas with an open weave, used as a basis for tapestry and embroidery.
) the floor of a boxing or wrestling ring, having a canvas covering.
either of a racing boat’s tapering ends, originally covered with canvas.
verb (canvases, canvasing, canvased) [with object] (usually be canvased)
cover with canvas:the door had been canvased over
1in a tent or tents:the family will be living under canvas
Do not confuse canvas
means 'a type of strong cloth' (a canvas bag
), whereas canvass
means 'visit someone to seek their vote' (party workers canvassed 2,000 voters