Definitions for oilskinˈɔɪlˌskɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

oil•skinˈɔɪlˌskɪn(n.)

  1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.

    Category: Textiles

  2. Often, oilskins. a garment made of this, as a long, full raincoat.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of oilskin:

1805–15

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oilskin, slicker(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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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