oilskin

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noun oil·skin \ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌskin\

Definition of oilskin

  1. 1 :  an oiled waterproof cloth used for coverings and garments

  2. 2 :  an oilskin raincoat

  3. 3 oilskins plural :  an oilskin suit of coat and trousers

Examples of oilskin in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of oilskin

circa 1775


OILSKIN Defined for English Language Learners

oilskin

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Definition of oilskin for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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