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Meaning of "oilcloth" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OILCLOTH

oilcloth  [ˈɔɪlˌklɒθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OILCLOTH

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oilcloth is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OILCLOTH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oilcloth

Oilcloth

Oilcloth, also known as enameled cloth or American cloth, was close-woven cotton duck or linen cloth with a coating of boiled linseed oil to make it waterproof. Historically, pre-Macintosh, oilcloth was one of very few flexible, waterproof materials that was widely available. Leather was expensive, very expensive in large pieces, and required regular maintenance if often wetted. Oilcloth was used as an outer waterproof layer for luggage, both wooden trunks and flexible satchels, for carriages and for weatherproof clothing.

Definition of oilcloth in the English dictionary

The definition of oilcloth in the dictionary is waterproof material made by treating one side of a cotton fabric with a drying oil, or a synthetic resin.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OILCLOTH


backcloth
ˈbækˌklɒθ
breechcloth
ˈbriːtʃˌklɒθ
broadcloth
ˈbrɔːdˌklɒθ
cheesecloth
ˈtʃiːzˌklɒθ
crumbcloth
ˈkrʌmˌklɒθ
dishcloth
ˈdɪʃˌklɒθ
dustcloth
ˈdʌstˌklɒθ
footcloth
ˈfʊtˌklɒθ
haircloth
ˈhɛəˌklɒθ
hammercloth
ˈhæmərˌklɒθ
headcloth
ˈhedˌklɒθ
loincloth
ˈlɔɪnˌklɒθ
longcloth
ˈlɒŋˌklɒθ
neckcloth
ˈnɛkˌklɒθ
sackcloth
ˈsækˌklɒθ
saddlecloth
ˈsædəlˌklɒθ
sailcloth
ˈseɪlˌklɒθ
tablecloth
ˈteɪbəlˌklɒθ
waistcloth
ˈweɪstˌklɒθ
washcloth
ˈwɒʃˌklɒθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OILCLOTH

oil varnish
oil well
oil-based paint
oil-burning
oil-cooled
oil-like
oil-seed rape
oilbird
oilcamp
oilcan
oilcup
oiled
oiled silk
oiler
oilers
oilery
oilfield
oilfired
oilgas
oilhole

WORDS THAT END LIKE OILCLOTH

altar cloth
American cloth
bark cloth
cloth
covert cloth
drop cloth
drying-up cloth
emery cloth
face cloth
facecloth
floorcloth
grass cloth
ground cloth
kente cloth
melton cloth
out of whole cloth
sloth
sponge cloth
tea cloth
the cloth
wire cloth

Synonyms and antonyms of oilcloth in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oilcloth» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OILCLOTH

Find out the translation of oilcloth to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oilcloth from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oilcloth» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

油布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hule
570 millions of speakers

English

oilcloth
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मोमजामा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشمع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клеенка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oleado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ত্তয়েল্ক্লথ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

toile cirée
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kain minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Wachstuch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オイルクロス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오일 클로스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oilcloth
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vải dầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oilcloth
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेलकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

muşamba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oilcloth
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ceraty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клейонка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mușama
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μουσαμά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

zwilk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vaxduk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

voksduk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oilcloth

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OILCLOTH»

The term «oilcloth» is normally little used and occupies the 110.159 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OILCLOTH» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oilcloth

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OILCLOTH»

Discover the use of oilcloth in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oilcloth and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Sewing with Oilcloth
20 fresh patterns to sew a variety of fun and functional projects with oilcloth Sewing with Oilcloth covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth.
Kelly McCants, 2013
2
Sewing with Oilcloth
20 fresh patterns to sew a variety of fun and functional projects with oilcloth Sewing with Oilcloth covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth.
Kelly McCants, 2011
3
Oil Cloth Inspirations
The easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by simple patterns, which make this book perfect for crafters new to oilcloth as well as those who want to develop their existing skills.
Sophie Bester, 2008
4
Sew with Confidence: A Beginner's Guide to Basic Sewing
For example, a lunch bag made from oilcloth or vinyl fabric is a great project for a beginner. Oilcloth For a vintage look, try using oilcloth. Colorful and fun, it's perfect for lunch bags, totes, tablecloths, aprons, and more. Constructed of vinyl film ...
Nancy Zieman, 2004
5
Feasting and Fasting with Lewis & Clark: A Food and Social ...
Four Types of Waterproofing Two types of soft wraps or tarps: ♢ Oilcloth wraps and bags ♢ Animal products - skins and internal membranes, such as bladders Two types of hard containers: ♢ Wooden containers: barrels, kegs, casks, trunks, and ...
Leandra Zim Holland, 2003
6
The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen: Live Well, Laugh Often, Cook ...
So I've used everything from a pitcher to an old coffee tin, but we really like the idea of this simple glass jar dressed up with colorful oilcloth (for more about oilcloth, see page 119). Best of all, the liner can be easily changed to suit the colors of ...
Teri Edwards, Serena Thompson, 2009
7
Plant Analysis, Distemper Color, Book Cover Designing, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
International Schools, 2012
8
Mimi, Maudie & Me
The first thing that had to be done was to get out the green and beige oilcloth which was kept neatly rolled on a long pole, hidden behind the door of the pantry. It was very important to place the oilcloth "just so" on the table with equal amounts ...
Hunkie, 2009
9
Collecting data and specimens for study of economic plants
A piece of oilcloth may be carried to protect the collecting case from rain. Also, longer pieces of oilcloth can be used for collecting plants if so desired. To keep the individual collections separated by this method, the oilcloth is used as a roll ...
William Andrew Archer, 1945
10
Memories in Miniature
CAPTUft& COUU&CTIOMS Feature your favorite collectibles in fabric books Supplies: Oilcloth or fabric and iron-on vinyl Photos of collections Wording Embellishments Fibers or jump rings Double-sided sheet adhesive Metal-edged ruler lron ...
Pamela Frye Hauer, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OILCLOTH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oilcloth is used in the context of the following news items.
1
California beaches: Crystal Cove showcases vintage beach …
There's no Martha Stewart matched anything in these cottages. Instead, there's gingham oilcloth tablecloths covered with mix-and-match dining ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
2
Hot cookers, tropical patterns and cool new designs
Cover with a Frieda Kah- lo-inspired range of Mexican oilcloth prints stocked by The Old Mill Stores 028-34917 (theoldmillstores.ie), Millside, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Berks Country Calendar: July 1
... celebrating its 200th anniversary and features a Bohler single-manual hand-pump pipe organ, wineglass pulpit, original carpet and oilcloth. «Reading Eagle, Jul 15»
4
Do not miss your chance to see Pirosmani's painting back to …
The painting was created using oil paints on black oilcloth. Photo by the Ministry of Culture of Georgia. Believed to have been created roughly ... «Agenda.ge, Jul 15»
5
In the Pipeline: Huntington Beach once hosted the OC Fair
Local companies had displays, including the Beach Broom, La Bolsa Tile and the Pacific Oilcloth & Linoleum Cos. Arrow Garage showed off an ... «Huntington Beach Independent, Jul 15»
6
Earthquakes Don't Kill, Buildings Do – Or Is It Inequity?
It has a simple design – a one-room cabin made of a wooden skeleton encased in corrugated iron, the floor covered with oilcloth, and equipped ... «Inter Press Service, Jul 15»
7
FIRST IMPRESSIONS Rose VL Deli Opens Another Door to …
The 30-seat room gleams in semi-formal white: white oilcloth, white chairs, white floors, set off by walls of mustard yellow and hot purple. «Portland Monthly, Jul 15»
8
Carol Dean Henn: Negative and positive symbols emerge from …
Carol Dean Henn is a resident of Hanover Township, Northampton County. Her book, "Oilcloth Stories," will be released next month. Copyright ... «Allentown Morning Call, Jun 15»
9
Go retro on the patio this summer
Oilcloth has all the bright colors and charming floral patterns of ... With its wipe-clean ability, oilcloth is a terrific option for outdoor use. «The Detroit News, Jun 15»
10
People Used to Wear Dunce Caps to Shower
Enter the “extinguisher cap,” a pointy oilcloth hat worn by Regency-era shower users. As explained by Jane Austen's World's Vic Sanborn, the ... «Smithsonian, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oilcloth [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oilcloth>. Mar 2020 ».
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