One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1British A fabric cover pitched outside and over a tent to give extra protection against bad weather.
- ‘Tents with flysheets of various designs and colours dotted the encampment like wildflowers on a rolling hill.’
- ‘He unzipped a corner of the flysheet and looked inside.’
2A tract or circular of two or four pages.
- ‘As a kid I drew on any blank piece of paper I could find, from flysheets of books to the back of grocery flyers.’
- ‘The list of other books on the flysheet suggests that the author has got into a groove, but the record is stuck.’
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