Definitions for oilclothˈɔɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and pigment.
Origin of oilcloth:
cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin
A fabric or cloth treated on one side with a waterproof covering, especially one made from linseed oil etc.; used for flooring, tablecloths, kitchen shelves and sometimes furniture covering.