Definition of Drop cloth

1. Noun. A curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery.

Exact synonyms: Drop, Drop Curtain
Generic synonyms: Curtain, Drape, Drapery, Mantle, Pall
Derivative terms: Drop

2. Noun. A large piece of cloth laid over the floor or furniture while a room is being painted.

Definition of Drop cloth

1. Noun. An impermeable sheet of material meant to catch paint or other hard-to-clean substances. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drop Cloth

drop a line
drop acid
drop anchor
drop arch
drop away
drop back
drop backs
drop bear
drop bears
drop behind
drop biscuit
drop by
drop by the wayside
drop cap
drop ceiling
drop cloth (current term)
drop curtain
drop dead
drop down
drop earring
drop finger
drop forge
drop goal
drop grommet
drop hammer
drop hand
drop heart
drop in
drop in the bucket
drop in the ocean

Literary usage of Drop cloth

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Teaching Young Children Ages 1-6 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers, Jill Norris, Marilyn Evans, Cindy Davis (2002)
"Put down the drop cloth. • Cut a piece of shelf paper about 6 feet (2 m) long. • Lay the shelf paper on top of drop cloth. • Fill the tub with warm, ..."

2. The Diplomatic Relations of England with the Quadruple Alliance, 1815-1830 by Louis Calvert, Myrna M. Boyce, Paul Padgette (1918)
"tion which was admirable in many respects) this scene consisted of a painted drop cloth at the bottom of which was a low-arched hole festooned with strips ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"Fr. drop, cloth. Sp. trapo, rag, tatter (which seems the original signification), cloth. A todo trapo, with every rag of canvas set. ..."

4. Wiring of Finished Buildings: A Practical Treatise, Dealing with the by Terrell Croft (1915)
"92 A.—Illustrating the use of the "drop cloth." FIG. 93.—Umbrella used for catching dirt at a ceiling outlet. canvas are suitable materials and the cloths ..."

5. The Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics by Mass Boston Cooking School (Boston, Boston Cooking School (Boston, Mass.) (1914)
"... and every bride, after selecting the best, always added a "rain drop" cloth with a Grecian key border as the "company cloth" to her purchases. ..."

6. Revised List of Books and Prices Issued by the Superintendent of Public by Michigan Dept. of Public Instruction (1917)
"... True Story of the Man in the Moon (cloth) 10 .08 210—Mann's Snowdrops and Crocuses (paper) .05 .04 C53—Mayne's Adventures of a Little Water Drop (cloth) ..."

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