Meaning of under canvas in English:

under canvas

Translate under canvas into Spanish

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  • 1In a tent or tents.

    ‘the family will be living under canvas’
    • ‘Tents are essentially small stately homes under canvas - teak furniture, proper beds, flush WCs, bucket showers, laundry service.’
    • ‘Make a tent - recreate the thrill of being under canvas by pegging old sheets or blankets over the washing line or rotary dryer and weighting them at the corners to create a tent.’
    • ‘Few things are more exciting to children than sleeping under canvas, particularly when there's a beach outside their tent flaps.’
    • ‘The girls slept under canvas and cooked their own meals over a campfire.’
    • ‘The expedition will give the cadets the opportunity to develop skills in hiking, cycling, kayaking, orienteering and living under canvas.’
    • ‘Great temporary camps were formed, at Turton, Edgworth, Doffcocker and Heaton, where thousands of soldiers lived under canvas.’
    • ‘With a team of 15 other students and staff from Bury Grammar School, the 17-year-old from Norden will sleep under canvas for a month to make a better environment for a chosen village.’
    • ‘Lying awake at 5: 30 a.m. on a rapidly deflating airbed in a freezing field at Stoke Poges is not conducive to starting you out on a life under canvas, although it did seem to be for others.’
    • ‘If, however, you don't fancy a night under canvas, why not book into a local B&B or stay in Perth or Edinburgh and use the shuttle buses?’
    • ‘Accommodation is under canvas or in remote shepherds' huts.’
  • 2With sails spread.

    ‘fishermen whose boats still travel under canvas’
    • ‘In Cuyp's representation the tautness of their bent masts under canvas mimics the bulges of the cows' ribs through their slack hides.’