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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 ?
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.
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.
Oilskins and sea-boots were hanging from the walls, and here and there rifles and shotguns rested securely in the racks.
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.
leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins.
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.