Definitions for sailclothˈseɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sail•clothˈseɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ(n.)

  1. any of various fabrics, as of cotton, nylon, or Dacron, for boat sails or tents.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a lightweight canvas or canvaslike fabric used esp. for clothing and curtains.

    Category: Textiles

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sailcloth(noun)

    a strong fabric (such as cotton canvas) used for making sails and tents


  1. sailcloth(Noun)

    A strong, durable fabric suitable for making sails for ships or boats.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sailcloth(noun)

    duck or canvas used in making sails


  1. Sailcloth

    Sails have been made from cloth for all of recorded history. Typically sailcloth is' made from flax, hemp or cotton in various forms including canvas. However, modern sails are rarely made from natural fibers. Most sails are made from synthetic fibers ranging from low-cost nylon or polyester to expensive aramids or carbon fibers. Recent strides in technology now offer many options for the sailmaker.


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