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oil·cloth

 (oil′klôth′, -klŏth′)
n.
1. A heavy cotton fabric treated with linseed oil and pigments to make it waterproof.
2. A waterproof material made up of a layer of vinyl and a layer of cotton or a synthetic fabric.

oilcloth

(ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ)
n
1. (Textiles) waterproof material made by treating one side of a cotton fabric with a drying oil, or a synthetic resin
2. another name for linoleum

oil•cloth

(ˈɔɪlˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)
n.
a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and pigment.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oilcloth - cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
Translations

oilcloth

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oilcloth

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oilcloth

[ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ] ntela cerata
References in classic literature ?
A MINUTE afterwards Hunca Munca, his wife, put her head out, too; and when she saw that there was no one in the nursery, she ventured out on the oilcloth under the coal-box
Two half-grown boys and a girl stood holding oilcloth bundles, and a little girl clung to her mother's skirts.
Then a man ran out of the draper's with a roll of oilcloth, and off they went again.
They sat down to a table covered with an oilcloth cut in slits by penknives.
My mother pulled it up with impatience, and there lay before us, the last things in the chest, a bundle tied up in oilcloth, and looking like papers, and a canvas bag that gave forth, at a touch, the jingle of gold.