Definitions for "oilcloth"
Cloth rendered waterproof by treatment with oil or paint, and used for marking garments, covering tables, shelves, floors, etc.
canvas coated with a preparation containing a drying oil to make it waterproof; used for tablecloths, shelf liners, etc.
Oilcloth sheetings or printcloth that are printed, bleached, or dyed, and given a special linseed oil and pigment preparation. Used for table coverings, waterproof outerwear; now largely replaced by plastic-coated and vinyl materials.