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oil·skin

 (oil′skĭn′)
n.
1. Cloth treated with oil to make it waterproof.
2.
a. A garment made of oilskin or of a synthetic waterproof material, generally used by sailors.
b. or oilskins A set of such garments.

oilskin

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

oil•skin

(ˈɔɪlˌskɪn)

n.
1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.
2. Often, oilskins. a garment made of this, as a long, full raincoat.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oilskin - a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproofoilskin - a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
mac, mack, mackintosh, macintosh - a waterproof raincoat made of rubberized fabric
Translations

oilskin

[ˈɔɪlskɪn] N
1. (= oilcloth) → hule m, encerado m
2. oilskins (Brit) (= clothes) → chubasquero m, impermeable m

oilskin

[ˈɔɪlˌskɪn]
1. ntela cerata
2. adj (hat, tablecloth) → di tela cerata
References in classic literature ?
His hands were covered with black cotton gloves neatly darned at the fingers; his umbrella, worn down at the ferule to the last quarter of an inch, was carefully preserved, nevertheless, in an oilskin case.
At last I found one that I thought looked promising, at the corner of a dirty lane, ending in an enclosure full of stinging-nettles, against the palings of which some second-hand sailors' clothes, that seemed to have overflowed the shop, were fluttering among some cots, and rusty guns, and oilskin hats, and certain trays full of so many old rusty keys of so many sizes that they seemed various enough to open all the doors in the world.
And I'll take this to square the count," said I, picking up the oilskin packet.
Kim slunk away, his teeth in the bread, and, as he expected, he found a small wad of folded tissue-paper wrapped in oilskin, with three silver rupees - enormous largesse.
Trent drew it out from his pocket - awkwardly - and with a little shame at the care which had prompted him to wrap it so tenderly in the oilskin sheet.
He slipped the oilskin case back into the exact position in which he had found it, and watched his companion for several minutes in silence.
Michael was impressed by his surroundings but not attracted by the youth, who rolled up his sleeves and encased himself in large oilskin apron before he opened the crate.
Now, the first idea called up in Mrs Nickleby's mind by the words milliner and dressmaker were connected with certain wicker baskets lined with black oilskin, which she remembered to have seen carried to and fro in the streets; but, as Ralph proceeded, these disappeared, and were replaced by visions of large houses at the West end, neat private carriages, and a banker's book; all of which images succeeded each other with such rapidity, that he had no sooner finished speaking, than she nodded her head and said 'Very true,' with great appearance of satisfaction.
At a very early hour in the morning, twice or thrice a week, Miss Briggs used to betake herself to a bathing-machine, and disport in the water in a flannel gown and an oilskin cap.
Some influence in the air -- the same influence, probably, that caused the steward to bring without orders the Captain's sea-boots and oilskin coat up to the chart-room -had as it were guided his hand to the shelf; and without taking the time to sit down he had waded with a conscious effort into the terminology of the subject.
Even in that incapable state, however, I recognised the lazy gentleman standing before me: nautically clad in a suit of shaggy blue, with an oilskin hat.
Bob did look dampish, inasmuch as the rain was streaming from his neck, elbows, cuffs, skirts, and knees; and his whole apparel shone so with the wet, that it might have been mistaken for a full suit of prepared oilskin.