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What is "Oilskin" - Definition & Explanation
Last Updated on: 15-Jan-2023 (1 year, 1 month, 12 days ago)
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Oilskin
Oilskin referred originally to a type of fabric - canvas with, literally, a skin of oil applied to it as waterproofing. These days, oilskins or oilies means the foul-weather gear worn by sailors, made of modern and often quite advanced fabrics.
Oilskin
Cotton, linen, silk, or manmade material treated withlinseed oil, vanish for waterproofing. Used for rainwear.
Oilskin
an oiled waterproof cloth used for coverings and garments.

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