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A tarpaulin is a piece of strong, bendable and waterproof material. It is often made of a few types of plastics. They also often have fasteners to allow for ropes to be attached.

Cheaper modern tarpaulins are made from polyethylene; this material is so associated with tarpaulins that it has become colloquially known in some quarters as polytarp.

It is used to cover crime scenes,[1] as a building material[2] and to protect from weather such as rain.[3]

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  1. "One week on: London falls silent". Archived from the original on 24 December 2005. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  2. Printed program for Dear Listener: Works by Nicholas Galanin. 2018.
  3. Hopper, Frank (10 May 2018). ""Those Are Sacred": A First-Person Account From the Tipi Demonstration That Shut Down Traffic". The Stranger. Retrieved 16 July 2018.