Definition of oilcloth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

oilcloth

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɔɪlklɒθ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔɪlklɔːθ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a type of cotton cloth that is covered on one side with a layer of oil so that water cannot pass through it, used especially in the past for covering tables
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