- A heavy cotton canvas or strong synthetic fabric used for making sails or tents.
- A lightweight cotton canvas used especially for clothing and upholstery.
(usually uncountable, plural sailcloths)
- This term can be used even when the fabric is used for other purposes.
- Add a few scale models of pirate ships displayed on floating shelves and some canvas bedding or a window treatment that looks like sailcloth.
- Use heavy weight fabric like denim, heavy-weight canvas, chenille, Matelasse, sailcloth or tapestry to cover furniture.
- The principal articles of manufacture have long been sailcloth, cordage, linen and fishing-nets.
- The leading industries include the manufacture of sailcloth, canvas and coarse linens, tanning, boot and shoe making, and bleaching, besides engineering works, iron foundries, chemical works, shipbuilding and fisheries.
- The principal industries include manufactures of linen and sailcloth, bleaching, rope-making, brewing, distilling, paper-making, in addition to nurseries and freestone quarries.