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Cotton duck (from Dutch doek,"linen canvas"), also simply duck, sometimes duck cloth or duck canvas, commonly called "canvas" outside of the textile industry, is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric. There is also linen duck, which is less often used.
Duck fabric is woven with 2 yarns together in the warp and a single yarn in the weft.
Duck cloth is commonly used for the 6x6 inch corn filled bags for the tossing game Cornhole.
A numbering system is used to describe the various weights of duck cloth, based on the weight of a 36x22-inch piece. Weights below 19 ounces are called numbered duck; those above 19 ounces are called naught duck.
Numbered duck is nominally made in weights from 1 to 12, but numbers 7, 9, and 11 are no longer used. Some typical uses of various weights are:
- #1: hammocks, sand bags
- #2: hatch paulins
- #4: tea bags
- #6: large boat covers
- #8: clothes bags
- #10: shower curtains