Definition of oiled silk in English:

oiled silk


  • [mass noun] Silk treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof.

    • ‘First she makes a little roll of her precious letters, wraps them in oiled silk, and binds them with twine.’
    • ‘G. Ashman's aquatic glove improved upon the original 1855 life preserver patent by adding webbing between the fingers of non-absorbent, oiled silk.’