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Definition of oilskin noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a type of cotton cloth that has had oil put on it in a special process so that water cannot pass through it, used for making waterproof clothing
  2. 2[countable] a coat or jacket made of oilskin
  3. 3oilskins [plural] a set of clothes made of oilskin, worn especially by sailors
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