oilcloth

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noun oil·cloth \ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌklȯth\

Definition of oilcloth

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

First Known Use of oilcloth

1796


OILCLOTH Defined for English Language Learners

oilcloth

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Definition of oilcloth for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

oilcloth

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noun oil·cloth \ˈȯil-ˌklȯth\

Definition of oilcloth for Students

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



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