Tarpáwling. n.s. [from tar.]
- Hempen cloath smeered with tar.
Some the gall'd ropes with dauby marling bind,
Or searcloth masts with strong tarpawling coats. Dryden.
- A sailor in contempt.
Was any thing wanting to the extravagance of this age, but the making of a living tarpawlin and a swabber the hero of a tragedy. Dennis.