canvas: význam a definice

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Co je canvas?

Co je canvas?

  • A heavy, coarse, closely woven fabric of cotton, hemp, or flax, used for tents and sails.
  • A piece of such fabric on which a painting, especially an oil painting, is executed.
  • A painting executed on such fabric.
  • A fabric of coarse open weave, used as a foundation for needlework.
  • The background against which events unfold, as in a historical narrative: a grim portrait of despair against the bright canvas of the postwar economy.
  • Nautical A sail or set of sails.
  • A tent or group of tents.
  • A circus tent.
  • Sports The floor of a ring in which boxing or wrestling takes place.
  • under canvas Nautical With sails spread.
  • under canvas In a tent or tents.

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