Meaning of oilcloth

oil•cloth

Pronunciation: (oil'klôth", -kloth"), [key]
— n., pl. -cloths
—n.
  1. a cotton fabric made waterproof by being treated with oil and pigment, for use as tablecloths, shelf coverings, and the like.
  2. a piece of this fabric.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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