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sailcloth

Line breaks: sail|cloth
Pronunciation: /ˈseɪlklɒθ
 
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Definition of sailcloth in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Canvas or other material used for making sails.
Example sentences
  • Dacron sails have also largely replaced canvas sailcloth.
  • Constructed of fine sailcloth, the sails range from four-meter rectangles for beginners, eight meter for all around use and a large 11-meter sail for use in the lightest wind conditions.
  • Nelson's ships sailed into action with sailcloth mostly coming from Dundee with Baxter's stamps all over it.
1.1A canvas-like fabric used for making durable weatherproof clothes: their trousers were made from sturdy sailcloth
More example sentences
  • None of my clothes fit and I had to have dungarees made out of sailcloth.
  • Made of 70% cotton / 30% nylon oxford sailcloth with a 100% cotton poplin body lining.
  • Most of them have good suits and bizdev-guy blue sailcloth shirts.

Words that rhyme with sailcloth

hairclothJ-cloth

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