Definition of oilskin in English:

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oilskin

Pronunciation: /ˈɔɪlskɪn/

noun

[mass noun]
1Heavy cotton cloth waterproofed with oil: a fisherman’s outfit of yellow oilskin [as modifier]: an oilskin coat
More example sentences
  • The man was dressed in a heavy, green oilskin waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • So I donned my wellington boots, put on my waterproof coat and my oilskin hat, grabbed my brolly and went out for a short walk in the rain.
  • A yellow oilskin hat and coat hung from a hook on the wall beside the door.
1.1 (oilskins) Garments made of oilskin.
Example sentences
  • So, I donned gloves and oilskins and put my hands to work cleaning out traps alongside my companions.
  • In Monsoon they appear as wide-eyed, god-like creatures dressed in yellow oilskins with water-filled pipes attached.
  • We climbed into oilskins, life jackets and clip-on safety harnesses, and became fellow shipmates for the day-night crossing.
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