noun \ˈi(-ə)l-ˌskin\

: cloth that is treated with oil so that it does not let water in and that is used to make clothing

: a raincoat that is made of oilskin

oilskins : a coat and pants that are made of oilskin and that are worn to keep dry

Full Definition of OILSKIN

:  an oiled waterproof cloth used for coverings and garments
:  an oilskin raincoat
plural :  an oilskin suit of coat and trousers

Examples of OILSKIN

  1. <the oilskins worn by the fishing boat's crew gave them scant protection from the cold, driving rain>

First Known Use of OILSKIN


Related to OILSKIN

mac (or mack) [British], mackintosh (also macintosh) [chiefly British], raincoat, slicker, waterproof [chiefly British]


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