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Definition of "oilskin" []

  • Cloth treated with oil to make it waterproof. (noun)
  • A garment made of oilskin. (noun)
  • A cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A protective outer garment of this fabric (noun)

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Use "oilskin" in a sentence
  • "I borrowed a long oilskin to keep off the worst of the rain, put it on over my own raincoat -- the oilskin was a couple of sizes too small, it felt as if I were wearing a strait-jacket -- shook hands all round, thanked them for what they had done for me and left."
  • "Washington packed the papers in an oilskin pouch and headed out alone on October 31."
  • "He retrieved a parchment from an oilskin pouch, unrolled it and spread it on the desk."