oilcloth definition

  • noun:
    • Fabric addressed with clay, oil, and pigments to make it waterproof.
    • A fabric or cloth addressed using one part with a waterproof covering, specifically one made of linseed oil etc.; utilized for floors, tablecloths, kitchen racks and sometimes furnishings covering.
    • Cloth rendered waterproof by therapy with oil or paint, and used for marking clothes, covering tables, shelves, floors, etc.
    • coated canvas made for use as a floor-covering, etc. See floor-cloth and linoleum.
    • cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin

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