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Sailcloth vs. Canvas

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sailcloth and Canvas is that the Sailcloth is a strong fabric of the type used to make ships' sails and Canvas is a extremely heavy-duty plain-woven fabric

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Wikipedia
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  • Sailcloth (noun)

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

  • Canvas (noun)

    A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A basis for creative work.

    "The author takes rural midwestern life as a canvas for a series of tightly woven character studies."

  • Canvas (noun)

    A region on which graphics can be rendered.

  • Canvas (noun)

    Sails in general.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A tent.

    "He spent the night under canvas."

  • Canvas (noun)

    A painting, or a picture on canvas.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; especially one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.

  • Canvas (noun)

    alternative spelling of canvass.

  • Canvas (verb)

    To cover an area or object with canvas.

  • Canvas (verb)

    alternative spelling of canvass.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Sailcloth (noun)

    Duck or canvas used in making sails.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A strong cloth made of hemp, flax, or cotton; - used for tents, sails, etc.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A coarse cloth so woven as to form regular meshes for working with the needle, as in tapestry, or worsted work.

  • Canvas (noun)

    Something for which canvas is used: (a) A sail, or a collection of sails. (b) A tent, or a collection of tents. (c) A painting, or a picture on canvas.

  • Canvas (noun)

    A rough draft or model of a song, air, or other literary or musical composition; esp. one to show a poet the measure of the verses he is to make.

  • Canvas (adjective)

    Made of, pertaining to, or resembling, canvas or coarse cloth; as, a canvas tent.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sailcloth (noun)

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

  • Canvas (noun)

    heavy closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)

  • Canvas (noun)

    an oil painting on canvas

  • Canvas (noun)

    the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account;

    "the crowded canvas of history"

    "the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound"

  • Canvas (noun)

    a tent made of canvas

  • Canvas (noun)

    a large piece of fabric (as canvas) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel

  • Canvas (noun)

    the mat that forms the floor of the ring in which boxers or professional wrestlers compete;

    "the boxer picked himself up off the canvas"

  • Canvas (verb)

    solicit votes from potential voters in an electoral campaign

  • Canvas (verb)

    get the opinions (of people) by asking specific questions

  • Canvas (verb)

    cover with canvas;

    "She canvassed the walls of her living room so as to conceal the ugly cracks"

  • Canvas (verb)

    consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning;

    "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"

    "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"

    "analyze your real motives"

Princeton's WordNet

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