Pronunciation: (oil'skin"), [key]
1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by treatment with oil and used for rain gear and fishermen's clothing.
2. a piece of this.
3. Often, oilskins, a garment made of this, esp. a long, full-cut raincoat or a loose-fitting suit of pants and jacket as worn by sailors for protection against rain.
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