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Meaning of "oilskins" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OILSKINS

oilskins  [ˈɔɪlskɪnz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OILSKINS

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verb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oilskins 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 OILSKINS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

oilskins

Oilskin

An Oilskin is a waterproof garment, typically worn by sailors and others in wet areas, such as fish plant workers. Originally handmade of sailcloth waterproofed with a thin layer of tar, they were later mass-produced of canvas duck coated with multiple applications of linseed oil and often finished with layers of paint. While most modern oilskins are made of flexible PVC-coated synthetic fabric, advanced materials for extreme conditions such as yacht racing are increasingly employed. Also known as "foul weather gear", the latter advances include such innovations as DWR-coated nylon on their low end and Gore-Tex and other proprietary waterproof membranes on the high. A Sou'wester is a traditional form of collapsible oilskin rain hat that is longer in the back than the front to fully protect the neck. A gutter front brim is sometimes featured.

Definition of oilskins in the English dictionary

The definition of oilskins in the dictionary is protective outer garments made of a cotton fabric treated with oil and pigment to make it waterproof.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OILSKINS


Atkins
ˈætkɪnz
buckskins
ˈbʌkˌskɪnz
cootikins
ˈkuːtɪˌkɪnz
Dawkins
ˈdɔːkɪnz
dickens
ˈdɪkɪnz
Eakins
ˈiːkɪnz
galligaskins
ˌɡælɪˈɡæskɪnz
gallygaskins
ˌɡælɪˈɡæskɪnz
Hawkins
ˈhɔːkɪnz
hens-and-chickens
ˈhenzəndˈtʃɪkɪnz
Hopkins
ˈhɒpkɪnz
Jenkins
ˈdʒɛŋkɪnz
moleskins
ˈməʊlˌskɪnz
Nollekens
ˈnɒləkɪnz
spillikins
ˈspɪlɪkɪnz
thumbikins
ˈθʌmɪˌkɪnz
Wilkins
ˈwɪlkɪnz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OILSKINS

oilfired
oilgas
oilhole
oilier
oiliest
oilily
oiliness
oilman
oilmen
oilnut
oilpan
oilpaper
oilproof
oilseed
oilskin
oilstone
oiltight
oilway
oily
oily fish

WORDS THAT END LIKE OILSKINS

bins
brains
collins
curtains
gains
Higgins
hit skins
Huggins
mains
origins
pains
plains
rains
remains
Robbins
ruins
strains
Tocantins
Tommy Atkins
Twins

Synonyms and antonyms of oilskins in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «oilskins» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OILSKINS

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

Translator English - Chinese

油布
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

chubasqueros
570 millions of speakers

English

oilskins
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

oilskins
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مشمعات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

штормовки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oleados
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

oilskins
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cirés
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kulit minyak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ölzeug
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

oilskins
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

oilskins
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Minyak sawit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

oilskins
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

oilskins
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तेलकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gamsele
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cerate
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oilskins
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

штормівки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oilskins
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

oilskins
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oliepak
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oljeställ
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oljehyre
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of oilskins

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OILSKINS»

The term «oilskins» is normally little used and occupies the 132.802 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OILSKINS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «oilskins» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «oilskins» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OILSKINS»

Discover the use of oilskins in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oilskins and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tin hats, oilskins & seaboots: a naval journey, 1938-1945
Surviving this, he went on to serve on other RCN ships, including HMCS Algonquin, one of the first ships to open fire in the Normandy landings.Illustrated with Jenson's line drawings showing ships, life on board, uniforms, insignia, etc., ...
L. B. Jenson, 2000
2
Cupid in Oilskins...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
John Joy Bell, 2011
3
Kids in the Cockpit: A pilot book to safe and happy sailing ...
For so long as we sailed in inshore waters they served their purpose well — they kept off the rain and spray — but when push came to shove, and a hard shove at that, these stop-gap oilskins were dangerously inadequate. If you are intending ...
Jill Schinas, 2013
4
Contextualizing Classics: Ideology, Performance, Dialogue : ...
a background area occupied by characters dressed in yellow oilskins, which constitute their work attire and help distinguish them from characters in uniform ( the military) or in costume (theater actors). They are never followed by the camera, ...
John Peradotto, Thomas M. Falkner, Nancy Felson, 1999
5
Endure No Makeshifts: Some Naval Recollections
Unlike the Army whose involvement in ceremonial is sufficient to warrant special waterproof capes which can readily be discarded and collected at the last minute, wet weather dress for the Navy was oilskins. Their use on such an occasion ...
Henry Leach, 1993
6
MotorBoating
At times oilskins are necessary and stowing them so as to be always ready and ' in good condition is no less of a proposition. Stowing boating clothes is relatively simple. Anything from a bathing suit up goes while under way. If you must dress ...
7
Sanctuary
Oilskins, yes the man been wearing oilskins perhaps... . he reached for his mobile, “hello Jim do me a favour, have a quick look on the internet for the origin of oilskins, yes oilskins. I don't want chapter and verse at this stage, just the basics ...
Mike Carter, 2012
8
Tempest-Driven: A Romance (Complete)
"Go on,then, sir, to the hotel and put on your oilskins. I'll run and get mine, and be back in a minute." "But I haven't got oilskins!" said O'Brien, with a smile. "Will a mackintosh and gaiters do?" The boatman looked long and fixedly into the ...
Richard Dowling
9
Men of Sorrows: Smugglers of the Marsh
Arthur started examining the oilskins, for pound for pound he would get a better return on the tea. He decided to leave the rest of the spirits. But when he started to check the seals of the oilskins he found some of them chewed and snatching ...
Mary-Elizabeth Thomas, 2007
10
Rock Lighthouses of Britain: The End of an Era?
On arrival he was shown the clothes locker and its contents of one set of oilskins, a reefer jacket and a pair of sea-boots. Moore, who was familiar with the normal outdoor wear of the keepers, explained that these remnants showed that James ...
Christopher P. Nicholson, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OILSKINS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oilskins is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Coast and Britain Sees Red: Caught on Camera reviewed by …
The Dandy fisherboys of Lowestoft, known to locals in the Sixties as the Millionaire Weekenders, spent ten days at a time in stinking oilskins on ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
“She was steering very wild and evidently in distress”
Reaching the deckhand's quarters, the largest room in the deckhouse, Deveau found four sets of oilskins and boots hung up. Clothes and other ... «Pembroke Daily Observer, Jul 15»
3
Proms: Katie Derham rules over a superb summer of classical musical
'I turn up at the Albert Hall in deck shoes and oilskins,' she says. If not tacking across the Aegean with her husband John Vincent – Henry ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Baltic exhibition by Fiona Tan stirs up memories of Jonah the whale
It shows men in oilskins deftly flaying the carcase of a whale to produce the oil that kept lights on around the world. Says the artist: “I think it's ... «ChronicleLive, Jul 15»
5
'We've all met a Margo': Penelope Keith's comic triumph on The …
Or Margo, wading through a sea of mud in yellow oilskins picking one runner bean at a time? If you think about Margo on paper, it's not pretty. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
Spondon's Celanese site is “in no state” for developing until 2028 or …
Prior to that it made fabrics for clothing, ropes, webbing, tapes, insulating yarns, oilskins, fabrics, and transparent film. The processes involved ... «Derby Telegraph, Jul 15»
7
Transatlantic Race 2015: Halfway back to the Old Country
It is very much shorts and T shirts weather except when it is raining, when it is shorts, t-shirts, oilskins…and lots of sweat. The water temperature ... «BYM News, Jul 15»
8
Qantro wins Whitby RNLI Pennant race
Qantro was again becalmed about a mile short of it, looming rain clouds prompting the crew to grab their oilskins, but the rain brought with it a ... «Whitby Today, Jul 15»
9
In the giant footsteps of her father, Myer's daughter worked quietly …
When the watch changed at midnight I could hear the oilskins slip off and, if I cared to look down, see the glow of a cigarette in the darkness, ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
10
Crowds come out for Fieldays
The gumboots are out, the oilskins and beanies are on and Fieldays at Mystery Creek has begun. The southern hemisphere's largest ... «Waikato Times, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oilskins [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oilskins>. Dec 2022 ».
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