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2 definitions found
for drop cloth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
drop cloth \drop" cloth`\ n.
a sheet of material used to cover objects or surfaces while
painting a ceiling or wall of a house, so as to protect
objects from being marred by drops of paint splashed
inadvertantly in the painting process. Originally such drop
cloths were made of cloth, but more recently paper or plastic
have also commonly been used.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from
the flies; often used as background scenery [syn: drop
curtain, drop cloth, drop]
2: a large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while
a room is being painted
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