a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.
a piece of this.
Often, oilskins. a garment made of this, especially a long, full-cut raincoat or a loose-fitting suit of pants and jacket as worn by sailors for protection against rain.

1805–15; oil + skin

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oilskin (ˈɔɪlˌskɪn)
1.  a.  a cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
 b.  (as modifier): an oilskin hat
2.  (often plural) a protective outer garment of this fabric

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Oilskin pants and jackets were worn over woolen underwear to ward off the dampness.
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