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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 ?
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.
He bound them into a neat packet, swedging down the stiff, sticky oilskin at the comers, for his roving life had made him as methodical as an old hunter in matters of the road.
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.
And I'll take this to square the count," said I, picking up the oilskin packet.
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.
Peggotty, and neatly folding and packing them in an old oilskin bag, such as sailors carry.
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.
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.
I was a youngster then, and suffering from weariness, cold, and imperfect oilskins which let water in at every seam.
Several voices talked at once; he was dropped into a dark, heaving hole, where men in oilskins gave him a hot drink and took off his clothes, and he fell asleep.
Sounds all right," he admitted, "but for sheer excitement give me a misty morning, the bows of a forty-knot destroyer cutting the sea into diamonds, decks cleared for action, and old Dick in oilskins on the salute--'Enemy's submarine, sir, on the port bow, sir.