oil-cloth

oilcloth

[oil-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural oilcloths [oil-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] , for 2.
1.
a cotton fabric made waterproof by being treated with oil and pigment, for use as tablecloths, shelf coverings, and the like.
2.
a piece of this fabric.

Origin:
1690–1700; oil + cloth

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oilcloth (ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ)
 
n
1.  waterproof material made by treating one side of a cotton fabric with a drying oil, or a synthetic resin
2.  another name for linoleum

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oilcloth
1697, "cotton or a similar fabric waterproofed with oil," from oil + cloth. In ref. to an oil-treated canvas used as a cheap floor covering, 1796.
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