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noun     oilskin pronunciation in American English
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  1. [uncountable] thick cotton cloth that is treated with oil so that water cannot pass through it

    an oilskin jacket

    1. a.
      [countable] a coat or jacket made from oilskin
    2. b.


      [plural] a coat and pair of pants made from oilskin


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