Definition of oilcloth in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɔɪlklɒθ


[mass noun]
  • 1Cotton fabric treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof.
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    • The sides are draped with oilcloth so that no one can look in.
    • Look for oilcloth online or at specialty fabric shops.
    • Nine ounces of oilcloth is always a sign of durable cotton.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A canvas coated with linseed or other oil and used to cover a table or floor.
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    • That was why the bronze screw and rudder were covered by oilcloths until they were safely submerged and out of sight.
    • In the middle of the room, a long plank table stood, an oilcloth covering it.
    • A table covered with a dark oilcloth took up all the middle of the little room.

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