Definitions for oilskinˈɔɪlˌskɪn
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a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.
Often, oilskins. a garment made of this, as a long, full raincoat.
Origin of oilskin:
a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
Cloth made from cotton and treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
A raincoat made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
Foul-weather gear worn by sailors, whether of natural or synthetic materials.
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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