Definition of tarp in English:


Line breaks: tarp
Pronunciation: /tɑːp


North American informal
  • A tarpaulin sheet or cover.
    More example sentences
    • The tarps are used to cover storm-damaged roofs.
    • The stage is half-soaked from blowing rain; the tarps covering the drums and percussion are all pretty wet.
    • They added outfield bleacher seats, a batting cage, and tarps to cover the field.


early 20th century: abbreviation.

More definitions of tarp

Definition of tarp in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on tarp

Nearby words

Translate tarp

into Spanish
Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
a slit made by cutting with a saw