tent fly

fly1 (def. 28).
[1840-50, Amer.]

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  • fly tent — noun a tent with a fly front • Hypernyms: ↑tent, ↑collapsible shelter • Part Meronyms: ↑tent fly, ↑rainfly, ↑fly sheet, ↑fly, ↑tent flap * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • fly — fly1 flyable, adj. flyability, n. /fluy/, v., flew or, for 11, 19, flied, flown, flying, n., pl. flies. v.i. 1. to move through the air using wings …   Universalium

  • fly sheet — noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent • Syn: ↑tent fly, ↑rainfly, ↑fly, ↑tent flap • Hypernyms: ↑flap • Part Holonyms: ↑fly tent …   Useful english dictionary

  • tent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. canvas, wigwam, teepee, pavilion, shelter. See covering, abode. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. shelter, canvas, canopy, tarpaulin, covering; see also cover 1 . Tents and tentlike coverings include: umbrella… …   English dictionary for students

  • tent flap — noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent • Syn: ↑tent fly, ↑rainfly, ↑fly sheet, ↑fly • Hypernyms: ↑flap • Part Holonyms: ↑fly tent …   Useful english dictionary

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