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A waterproof cloth spread under a sleeping bag, directly on the ground or inside a tent.Also called groundsheet
- ‘Spread a ground cloth 300 feet from a water source where the sun can shine unobstructed for at least four hours.’
- ‘Spread your prepared soil on top of the ground cloth.’
- ‘Use tarps as ground cloths and to cover up gear from dew and rain.’
- ‘He suggests we lash the canoes together and rig a sail out of a ground cloth and two paddles, and he and my son sit in the bow holding this contraption before the wind.’
- ‘When you go off to the range to practice your ground fighting skills, I suggest you use a ground cloth or old piece of carpet to position yourself.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.