[ oil-pey-per ]

  1. a paper made waterproof and translucent by treatment with oil.

Origin of oilpaper

First recorded in 1830–40; oil + paper

Words Nearby oilpaper

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How to use oilpaper in a sentence

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

    Gladiator | Philip Wylie