oilskin

[oil-skin]
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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.

Origin of oilskin

First recorded in 1805–15; oil + skin
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oilskin

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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