From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waistcloth \Waist"cloth\, n.
   1. A cloth or wrapper worn about the waist; by extension,
      such a garment worn about the hips and passing between the
      [1913 Webster]

   2. (Naut.) A covering of canvas or tarpaulin for the
      hammocks, stowed on the nettings, between the quarterdeck
      and the forecastle.
      [1913 Webster]
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