Definition of tarp in English:

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Pronunciation: /tärp/


North American informal
A tarpaulin sheet or cover.
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.

Words that rhyme with tarp

Arp, carp, harp, scarp, sharp
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