[ UK /ˈɔ‍ɪlskɪn/ ]
  1. a macintosh made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof
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How To Use oilskin In A Sentence

  • Stilmore dismounted, then reached into a saddlebag and brought out an object covered in protective oilskin.
  • When they come up we can make out on the tiny bridges two figures covered in oilskins, but nevertheless drenched through and looking like drowned rats.
  • There are everyday photos in the style of Frank Meadows Sutcliffe of fishermen and their womenfolk, and examples of the smocks and oilskins worn by them.
  • In her home-made oilskins held together with gaffer tape, the teenage was the most down-to-earth of sailing students.
  • Despite layers of thermal underwear and polar fleeces under my oilskins, I am so cold that I have lost all feeling in my right hand.
  • In Monsoon they appear as wide-eyed, god-like creatures dressed in yellow oilskins with water-filled pipes attached.
  • They cycled both ways in the rain and the dark without any oilskins or protective gear and arrived back at 5am.
  • Winton had been wearing a complete set of thick winter woolens, oilskins, and sea boots, and despite being a strong swimmer had not stood a chance in the heavy sea.
  • Sailors wear oilskins in stormy weather.
  • As a study in nostalgia it is a gem, right down to the steam trains, sailing boats and 11s.6d. oilskins.
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