Definition of Tent-fly

1. Noun. Flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent.

Exact synonyms: Fly, Fly Sheet, Rainfly, Tent Flap
Generic synonyms: Flap
Group relationships: Fly Tent

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tent-fly

tensor muscle of fascia lata
tensor muscle of soft palate
tensor muscle of tympanic membrane
tensor tarsi muscle
tensor tympani
tensor veli palati muscle
tent-caterpillar moth
tent-fly (current term)
tent camping
tent caterpillar
tent flap
tent peg
tent stitch
tent wine

Literary usage of Tent-fly

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

1. My cave life in Vicksburg. With Letters of trial and travel. By a lady [M.A by Mary Ann Loughborough (1864)
"... MY PROTECTOR—A POLITE SOLDIER GETS DIE TENT FLY. IN the afternoon, M went into the city, with some of the officers, to make arrangements for me. ..."

2. Travels in Asia Minor, and Greece: Or, An Account of a Tour Made at the by Richard Chandler (1817)
"... falls into the Maeander, and is by Pococke supposed to be the Orgas. CHAP. LXXII. We are embroiled at Hierapolis — Retire to our tent — Fly — Ford the ..."

3. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1897)
"... the following property of the Association was stored with JJ Delany for future use — see exhibit F: One commodore's tent, fly and poles; ..."

4. The United Service (1885)
"It was rather a blue look-out for my captain and myself, who were not the happy possessors of a tent; but we did have a wall-tent fly, which we used to ..."

5. Overland Tales by Josephine Woempner Clifford McCrackin (1877)
"sent his compliments to the lieutenant, and he 'd shoot the mules, and the white horse too, the next time they pulled the tent-fly down over him. ..."

6. Campaigning with Grant by Horace Porter (1897)
"A hospital tent-fly was stretched in front of the office tent so as to make a shaded space in which persons could sit. A rustic bench and a number of ..."

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