Definition of Oilcloth

1. Noun. Cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin.

Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile

Definition of Oilcloth

1. n. Cloth treated with oil or paint, and used for marking garments, covering floors, etc.

Definition of Oilcloth

1. Noun. A fabric or cloth treated on one side with a waterproof covering, especially one made from linseed oil etc.; used for flooring, tablecloths, kitchen shelves and sometimes furniture covering. ¹

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Definition of Oilcloth

1. a waterproof fabric [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oilcloth

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oil trash
oil tumour
oil tycoon
oil up
oil vaccine
oil well
oil wells
oilcloth (current term)

Literary usage of Oilcloth

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1. A Survey of Industrial Health-hazards and Occupational Diseases in Ohio by Ohio State Board of Health, Emery Roe Hayhurst (1915)
"oilcloth AND. LINOLEUM. The manufacture of oilcloth and linoleum is a limited industry in the state. It was investigated in 3 establishments where a total ..."

2. Tariff Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of by Committee on Ways and Means, United States, Congress, House (1908)
"NJ; and the Standard oilcloth Company advertise and seek in this way buyers in ... Of the Standard oilcloth Company, operating five works exclusively in ..."

3. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1910)
"In 1901, Mr. Hunsicker was instrumental in effecting a consolidation of seven large oilcloth manufactories under one management, and with Henry M. Gar- lick ..."

4. The Occupational Diseases: Their Causation, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention by William Gilman Thompson (1914)
"oilcloth AND LINOLEUM Linoleum is composed of a groundwork of cloth over which is spread a mixture of linseed or cotton seed oil, resin and ground cork. ..."

5. Tariff Schedules: Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of by Oscar Wilder Underwood (1913)
"According to the last United States census the production of oilcloth and linoleum by ... Table oilcloth, which is made on a cotton base and appears under ..."

6. Annual Reports by Trenton State Hospital, New Jersey State hospital, Trenton, New Jersey (1897)
"... new 25 Window shades repaired 15 Feather bolsters made, new 5 Lace curtains hung 51 Yards of oilcloth and linoleum laid, new 240 Yarda of oilcloth and ..."

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