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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First Known Use of oilcloth

1796

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OILCLOTH Defined for English Language Learners

oilcloth

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

noun oil·cloth \ ˈȯil-ˌklȯth \

Definition of oilcloth for Students

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


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