Pronunciation: (oil'klôth", -kloth"), [key]
—n., pl. -clothsPronunciation: (-klô&thslash;z", -klo&thslash;z", -klôths", -kloths") [key] for 2.
1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by being treated with oil and pigment, for use as tablecloths, shelf coverings, and the like.
2. a piece of this fabric.
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