oilskin

[ oil-skin ]
/ ˈɔɪlˌskɪn /
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noun

a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.
a piece of this.
Often oilskins, a garment made of this, especially a long, full-cut raincoat or a loose-fitting suit of pants and jacket as worn by sailors for protection against rain.

Nearby words

  1. oillionaire,
  2. oilman,
  3. oilpaper,
  4. oils,
  5. oilseed,
  6. oilskins,
  7. oilspot glaze,
  8. oilstone,
  9. oiltight,
  10. oily

Origin of oilskin

First recorded in 1805–15; oil + skin

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British Dictionary definitions for oilskin

oilskin

/ (ˈɔɪlˌskɪn) /

noun

  1. a cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
  2. (as modifier)an oilskin hat
(often plural) a protective outer garment of this fabric
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