oilcloth

noun
oil·cloth | \ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌklȯth \

Definition of oilcloth 

: cloth treated with oil or paint and used for table and shelf coverings

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The opening dining area features small tables sporting red-and-white-stripe oilcloth settings, a nostalgic detail from Cardoz’s childhood spent eating out with friends and family in Mumbai. Noor Brara, Vogue, "The Darjeeling Limited Inspired Color-Saturated Interiors at the New Bombay Bread Bar," 27 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of oilcloth

1796, in the meaning defined above

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oilcloth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of oilcloth

: cloth that is treated with oil so that it does not let water in and that is used especially to cover tables and shelves

oilcloth

noun
oil·cloth | \ˈȯil-ˌklȯth \

Kids Definition of oilcloth

: material treated with a greasy substance so as to be waterproof and used for shelf and table coverings

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