“Duck” in this sense, comes from “doek,” a Dutch word for canvas cloth. Originally, canvas was made from hemp (yes, that hemp), but now most canvas involves cotton. This type of material is tightly-woven, and made of plied yarns (so it doesn’t twist on itself). It’s so strong, it’s been used for tents, sails and even straitjackets. Cotton duck is breathable and water-resistant. In clothing it tends to keep out the wind while resisting snags.
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