- a cotton fabric made waterproof by being treated with oil and pigment, for use as tablecloths, shelf coverings, and the like.
- a piece of this fabric.
Origin of oilcloth
Examples from the Web for oilcloth
Historical Examples of oilcloth
Then, when the oilcloth cover had been wiped, the lesson began on a corner of the table.The Fat and the Thin
And he gazed at the oilcloth table cover as if he had been listening.Therese Raquin
Then a man ran out of the draper's with a roll of oilcloth, and off they went again.Howards End
E. M. Forster
You might as well try to dry yourself on the glossy side of a piece of oilcloth.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
Robert took from next the skin a package wrapped in oilcloth.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
- waterproof material made by treating one side of a cotton fabric with a drying oil, or a synthetic resin
- another name for linoleum