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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tar·pau·lin /tɑrˈpɔlən, ˈtɑrpə; &dɪvɪdɛ;tɑrˈpoljən/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tar·pau·lin n.
 1. A piece of canvas covered with tar or a waterproof composition, used for covering the hatches of a ship, hammocks, boats, etc.
 2. A hat made of, or covered with, painted or tarred cloth, worn by sailors and others.
 3. Hence, a sailor; a seaman; a tar.
    To a landsman, these tarpaulins, as they were called, seemed a strange and half-savage race.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : waterproofed canvas [syn: tarp]