Definitions for "Tarpaulin"
A piece of canvas covered with tar or a waterproof composition, used for covering the hatches of a ship, hammocks, boats, etc.
Waterproof fabric used for covering the top of an open top container.
Waterproof material, e.g. canvas, to spread over cargo to protect it from getting wet.
Keywords:  sailor, seaman, canvass, hat, cloth
A hat made of, or covered with, painted or tarred cloth, worn by sailors and others.
Hence, a sailor; a seaman; a tar.
A cloth of canvass covered with tar and saw-dust, or some other composition, so as to make it water-proof.