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oilskin

[oil-skin] /ˈɔɪlˌskɪn/
noun
1.
a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.
2.
a piece of this.
3.
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.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; oil + skin
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  • oilskin pants and jackets were worn over woolen underwear to ward off the dampness.
British Dictionary definitions for oilskin

oilskin

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