All Words Glossary

Glossary of Nautical Terms
beginning with letter C
Browse the Nautical Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

canvas Tweet Definition of canvas Like Definition of canvas on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable; plural (UK)canvasses, (US)canvases)
  1. A type of coarse cloth, woven from hemp, useful for making sails and tents or as a surface for paintings.
Quotations
  • 1882: The term canvas is very widely used, as well to denote the coarse fabrics employed for kitchen use, as for strainers, and wraps for meat, as for the best quality of ordinary table and shirting linen. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 556.
    1. A piece of canvas cloth stretched across a frame on which one may paint.
    2. A basis for creative work.
The author takes rural midwestern life as a for a series of tightly woven character studies.
  1. (nautical) sails in general
  2. A tent.
He spent the night under .
verb (canvas, es)
  1. To cover an area or object with canvas.
careen Tweet Definition of careen Like Definition of careen on Facebook
verb
  1. (nautical) To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
  2. (nautical) To tilt on one side.
  3. To sway violently from side to side or lurch.
clap Tweet Definition of clap Like Definition of clap on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of strike, striking the palms of the hands, or any two surfaces, together; the sound produced thereby.
    He summoned the waiter with a .
    She shut her diary with a loud .
  2. Any loud, sudden, explosive sound resembling that made by striking one hard surface on another.
    Off in the distance, he heard the of thunder.
  3. A slap with the hand, usually in a jovial manner.
    His father's affection never went further than a handshake or a on the shoulder.
  4. (slang) Gonorrhea; used with the definite article, as in "the clap".
    He wasn't careful; he caught both syphilis and the .
  5. (w:Yorkshire_dialect, Yorkshire dialect) A dropping of cow dung (presumably from the sound made as it hits the ground) <ref>Edward Peacock, A Glossary of Words Used in the Wapentakes of Manley and Corringham, Lincolnshire, http://books.google.com/books?id=c3oKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA188&dq=clap&as_brr=1 p 188</ref>
verb (clapp, ing)
(
wikipedia, Clapping)
  1. To strike the palms of the hands together, creating a sharp sound.
    The children began to in time with the music.
  2. To applaud.
    The audience loudly clapped the actress, who responded with a deep curtsey.
    It isn"t the singers they are clapping, it's the composer.
  3. To slap with the hand in a jovial manner.
    He would often his teammates on the back for encouragement.
  4. To bring two surfaces together forcefully, creating a sharp sound.
    He clapped the empty glass down on the table.
    She clapped the book shut.
    He clapped across the floor in his boots.
  5. To create or assemble (something) hastily (usually followed by up or together).
    We should together a shelter before nightfall.
    The rival factions clapped up a truce.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2022 All rights reserved.

Share
Popular Pages