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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.
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.
Was it not the sea-gear of men?--leather jackets lined with corduroy, blue coats of pilot cloth, sou'westers, sea-boots, oilskins. And everywhere was in evidence the economy of space--the narrow bunks, the swinging tables, the incredible lockers.
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.
I must tie up the letters in oilskin. That is something to do first - else they will get all sweated ...
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.