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English definition of “oilskin”

oilskin

noun uk   /ˈɔɪl.skɪn/ us  
[U] cotton cloth that has a thin layer of oil on it to make it waterproof: a hat made of oilskinCoats, jackets and cloaks [C usually plural] a piece of clothing made out of oilskin: The fishermen were all wearing oilskins.Textiles made from natural fibres
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