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English definition of “canvas”

canvas

noun uk   /ˈkæn.vəs/ us  
[U] strong, rough cloth used for making tents, sails, bags, strong clothes, etc.Textiles made from natural fibres [C] a piece of this cloth used by artists for painting on, usually with oil paints, or the painting itself: These two canvases by Hockney would sell for £500,000.Painting and drawing materialsPictures under canvas in a tent: I love sleeping under canvas.Camping
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