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oilcloth

[ oil-klawth, -kloth ]
/ ˈɔɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ /
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noun, plural oil·cloths [oil-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈɔɪlˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ for 2.

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.

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Also called, British, American cloth .

Origin of oilcloth

First recorded in 1690–1700; oil + cloth
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British Dictionary definitions for oilcloth

oilcloth
/ (ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ) /

noun

waterproof material made by treating one side of a cotton fabric with a drying oil, or a synthetic resin
another name for linoleum
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