Pronunciation: (sēr'klôth", -kloth"), [key]
—pl. -clothsPronunciation: (-klô&thslash;z", -klo&thslash;z", -klôths", -kloths"). [key]
1. cloth coated or impregnated with wax so as to be waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead, for bandages, etc.
2. a piece of such cloth.
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