Oilskin
Oilskin Oil"skin`, n. Cloth made waterproof by oil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Oilskin — jacket and sou wester Oilskin can mean: A type of fabric: canvas with a skin of oil applied to it as waterproofing, often linseed oil. Old types of oilskin included: Heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with linseed oil. Sailcloth waterproofed with a… …   Wikipedia

  • oilskin — ► NOUN 1) heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with oil. 2) (oilskins) a set of garments made of oilskin …   English terms dictionary

  • oilskin — [oil′skin΄] n. 1. cloth made waterproof by treatment with oil 2. [often pl.] a garment or outfit made of this, as a coat, or a suit of jacket and trousers …   English World dictionary

  • oilskin — UK [ˈɔɪlˌskɪn] / US noun Word forms oilskin : singular oilskin plural oilskins [uncountable] thick cotton cloth that is treated with oil so that water cannot pass through it an oilskin jacket a) [countable] a coat or jacket made from oilskin b)… …   English dictionary

  • oilskin — oil|skin [ˈɔıl skın] n 1.) [U] special cloth that has had oil put on it so that it has a smooth surface and water cannot go through it oilskin coat/jacket/trousers etc 2.) oilskins [plural] a coat and trousers made of oilskin and worn together… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • oilskin — oil|skin [ ɔıl,skın ] noun uncount thick cotton cloth that is treated with oil so that water cannot pass through it: an oilskin jacket a. count a coat or jacket made from oilskin b. oilskins plural a coat and pair of pants made from oilskin …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oilskin — noun Date: 1786 1. an oiled waterproof cloth used for coverings and garments 2. an oilskin raincoat 3. plural an oilskin suit of coat and trousers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Oilskin — Fischer in Wasserfester Kleidung Ölzeug (engl.: Oilskin) bezeichnet wetterfeste Oberbekleidung in der Seefahrt, die den Träger vor Nässe und Wind schützen soll, sowie die ebenfalls wetterfesten australischen Reitermäntel. Ursprünglich wurde diese …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oilskin — noun heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with oil. ↘(oilskins) a set of garments made of oilskin …   English new terms dictionary

  • oilskin — noun 1 (U) cloth treated with oil so that water will not pass through it 2 oilskins (plural) a coat and trousers made of oilskin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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