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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.
Translations

oilskins

[ˈɔɪlskɪnz] nplciré moil slick n
(at sea)nappe f de pétroleoil stove n (using paraffin)poêle m à pétrole; (using fuel oil)poêle m à mazoutoil tanker n
(= ship) → pétrolier m
(= truck) → camion-citerne moil well npuits m de pétrole

oilskins

[ˈɔɪlˌskɪnz] nplindumenti mpl di tela cerata
References in classic literature ?
Reappearing presently in a sou'wester and oilskins, he ran off through the rain and vaulted over the gate with ridiculous elegance.
I was a youngster then, and suffering from weariness, cold, and imperfect oilskins which let water in at every seam.
So next day at dawn they took it up on the poop, covering its face with a bit of bunting; he read a short prayer, and then, just as it was, in its oilskins and long boots, they launched it amongst those mountainous seas that seemed ready every moment to swallow up the ship herself and the terrified lives on board of her.
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.
I think of the ruddy ruffian in his dripping oilskins, on deck day and night for our sakes, and once more I must needs take his part; but Miss Denison stops me before I can get out another word.
The world had thrown up a new type of gentleman altogether--a gentleman of most ungentlemanly energy, a gentleman in dusty oilskins and motor goggles and a wonderful cap, a stink-making gentleman, a swift, high-class badger, who fled perpetually along high roads from the dust and stink he perpetually made.
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.
Shops with nautical instruments in the windows, rope and paint sellers, and slop shops with long rows of oilskins dangling from hooks, all proclaimed the neighborhood of the docks.
leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins.
Oilskins and sea-boots were hanging from the walls, and here and there rifles and shotguns rested securely in the racks.
They saw a gray-bearded man clad in streaming oilskins.
The seas swept her decks; the men in oilskins clinging to her rigging looked at them, and they made des perate signs over their shattered bulwarks.