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A tarpaulin or tarp (also known as hootchie) is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof material, often cloth such as canvas coated with plastic or latex. Tarps have multiple uses, including as shelter from the elements (i.e. wind, rain, or sunlight), a ground sheet or a fly in camping, a drop sheet for painting, and for protecting objects such as vehicles or wood piles. A girl in a swimming pool Water (from the Old English waeter; c. ... Waterproof fabrics are usually natural or synthetic fabrics that are laminated to or coated in some sort of permanently waterproofing material, such as rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU), silicone elastomer, and wax. ... It has been suggested that Textile be merged into this article or section. ... Canvas is an extremely heavy-duty fabric used for making sails, tents, marquees, and other functions where sturdiness is required. ... Plastic covers a range of synthetic or semisynthetic polymerization products. ... LATEX, written as LaTeX in plain text, is a document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. ... Wind is the roughly horizontal movement of air (as opposed to an air current) caused by uneven heating of the Earths surface. ... Rain falling For other uses see Rain (disambiguation). ... Prism splitting light Sunlight in the broad sense is the total spectrum of electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Car camping with all the comforts Camping is an outdoor recreational activity involving the spending of one or more nights in a tent, primitive structure, a travel trailer or recreational vehicle at a campsite with the purpose of getting away from civilization and enjoying nature. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Vehicles are non-living means of transportation. ...


It is also used on outdoor market stalls to provide some protection from the elements of nature.


Tarps often have reinforced grommets at the corners and along the sides to form attachment points for rope. Coils of rope used for long-line fishing A rope (IPA: ) is a length of fibers, twisted or braided together to improve strength for pulling and connecting. ...


The word tarpaulin originated as a compound of the words tar and palling, referring to a tarred canvas pall used to cover objects on ships. By association, sailors became known as tarpaulins and eventually tars. A compound is a word (lexeme) that consists of more than one free morpheme. ... TAR can mean: TAR is the ICAO code for Tunisair An abbreviation for Tar (file format) The Amazing Race, a reality television program An abbreviation for Tibet Autonomous Region The Third Assessment Report of the IPCC Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius syndrome An abbreviation for Teenage Republican, a member of the orgainization... A pall is a Y shaped heraldic charge. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ... A sailor is a member of the crew of a ship or boat. ... A tar (slang) is a term used for a sailor. ...


"Tarpaulin" is also an informal name for a sailor. A sailor is a member of the crew of a ship or boat. ...


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Tarpaulin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (183 words)
A tarpaulin or tarp (also known as hootchie) is a large sheet of strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof material, often cloth such as canvas coated with plastic or latex.
The word tarpaulin originated as a compound of the words tar and palling, referring to a tarred canvas pall used to cover objects on ships.
By association, sailors became known as tarpaulins and eventually tars.
Tarpaulins,Tarp,Canvas Tarp,Polyethylene Tarpaulin,Canvas Tarpaulins,Polyethylene Tarps (475 words)
A tarpaulin or tarp is a large sheet of sturdy, strong, flexible, water resistant or waterproof cloth, which is often canvas coated with plastic or latex.
A good quality tarpaulin is fabricated from tough, durable and long-lasting woven fabric, this fabric is laminated on both side with UV stabilized Plastic film.
Tarpaulins are available in numerous sizes, design, color and gauges.
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