Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cloth treated with oil to make it waterproof.
  • noun A garment made of oilskin or of a synthetic waterproof material, generally used by sailors.
  • noun A set of such garments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Cloth of cotton, linen, or silk, prepared with oil to make it water-proof. Such cloth is much used for water-proof garments.
  • noun A garment made of oilskin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Cloth made waterproof by oil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Cloth made from cotton and treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
  • noun A raincoat made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
  • noun by extension Foul-weather gear worn by sailors, whether of natural or synthetic materials.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I borrowed a long oilskin to keep off the worst of the rain, put it on over my own raincoat -- the oilskin was a couple of sizes too small, it felt as if I were wearing a strait-jacket -- shook hands all round, thanked them for what they had done for me and left.

    Fear is the Key

  • I dressed fully, in all my heavy storm-gear, from sea-boots and sou'-wester to sheepskin under my oilskin coat.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • My arm was about her and fast to the railing; her shoulder pressed close against me, and by one hand she held tightly to the lapel of my oilskin.

    CHAPTER XXVIII

  • 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.

    CHAPTER XXIV

  • I noticed Larry, to-day, had on two vests, two coats, and an overcoat, with his oilskin outside of that.

    CHAPTER XXXV

  • He retrieved a parchment from an oilskin pouch, unrolled it and spread it on the desk.

    Dust and Blood

  • Washington packed the papers in an oilskin pouch and headed out alone on October 31.

    George Washington’s First War

  • I had dressed too hastily properly to fasten my oilskin about my neck, so that I was wet to the skin.

    CHAPTER XXXV

  • Washington packed the papers in an oilskin pouch and headed out alone on October 31.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Still nothing happened, and, growing curious, I got into my sea-boots, sheepskin coat, and oilskin, put on my sou'wester and mittens, and went on deck.

    CHAPTER XXXV

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