oilskin

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Icelandic fisherman dressed in oilskin.

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oilskin (plural oilskins)

  1. Cloth made from cotton and treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
  2. A raincoat made from cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.
  3. (by extension) Foul-weather gear worn by sailors, whether of natural or synthetic materials.

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