Definitions for oilskinˈɔɪlˌskɪn

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  1. oilskin, slicker(noun)

    a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof

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  1. oilskin(Noun)

    Cloth made from cotton and treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.

  2. oilskin(Noun)

    A raincoat made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.

  3. oilskin(Noun)

    Foul-weather gear worn by sailors, whether of natural or synthetic materials.

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  1. Oilskin

    Oilskin can mean ⁕A fabric like canvas with a layer of oil applied to it as waterproofing, often linseed oil. Traditional types of oilskin included: ⁕Heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with linseed oil, ⁕Sailcloth waterproofed with a thin layer of tar. ⁕Oilskins, a garment made of oilskin or of other heavy waterproof material. Such garments include: ⁕Sailor's waterproofs ⁕Other wet-weather clothes ⁕Coats, vests and chaps for use on the stations of Australia. These days, oilskins or oilies means a foul-weather gear made of modern synthetic and often quite advanced fabrics and worn by sailors.


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