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canvas

can·vas

canvas

 
pronunciation:
kaen vihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: heavy, strong cloth made of cotton, linen, or hemp.
Canvas is used for making sails, tents, and covers for boats.The canvas of our tent was strong enough to hold out the rain.My old pair of basketball shoes were made out of canvas.
similar words:
burlap, denim
definition 2: a piece of this material used as the surface for an oil painting.
The artist set up her canvas and began to paint.
similar words:
cloth, fabric, textile
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