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 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>

1786

First Known Use of oilskin

1786


OILSKIN Defined for English Language Learners

oilskin

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noun oil·skin \ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌskin\

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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