a paper made waterproof and translucent by treatment with oil.

Origin of oilpaper

First recorded in 1830–40; oil + paper
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Historical Examples of oilpaper

  • He went into the attic and opened the black trunk where the six small notebooks lay in oilpaper.


    Philip Wylie