calf·skin | \ˈkaf-ˌskin, ˈkäf- also ˈkāf-\

Definition of calfskin 

: leather made of the skin of a calf

Examples of calfskin in a Sentence

Her boots are made of calfskin.

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The bottle also comes with a matching soft calfskin leather case in a deep rosy shade. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Hermès’s Newest Perfume Is for People Who Hate Roses," 24 Apr. 2018 Playing to the sport’s origins at Canadian logging competitions, Kick Axe’s decor is reminiscent of a ski lodge, complete with flannel chairs and calfskin carpeting. Washington Post, "Ax throwing gains in popularity as pastime, sport," 21 Mar. 2018 The Spanish fashion house is at it again with a calfskin leather version of their trademark white shopping bag retailing for $1,100. Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Weekend cheat sheet: 5 buzz-worthy topics people will be talking about," 30 June 2017 The perfectly rectangular bag is made of smooth calfskin leather and comes in four sumptuous colors: black, bone, dark purple, and dark rose. Leora Herman, The Cut, "A Glam Rock Cross-Body That Will Add Life to Any Outfit," 20 Apr. 2018 The modern version, which costs about $7,000 to $52,000, has been updated with interchangeable straps made of steel, gold, calfskin or alligator skin. Maghan Mcdowell, San Francisco Chronicle, "Cartier’s boldface foray into SF designed to dazzle," 13 Apr. 2018 The original copy of the Declaration, which is stored at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., was etched into calfskin and signed by 56 delegates. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Copy of Declaration of Independence, Hidden Behind Wall Paper During the Civil War, Resurfaces in Texas," 21 Feb. 2018 Step aside zebra or cheetah; this time of year, certain boot-scooting Texans prefer terra-cotta or graphic black-and-white calfskin. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "What to wear: Hottest rodeo accessory is 'Longhorn' bag," 21 Feb. 2018 Dolce & Gabbana’s crowned bulldog print calfskin slip-on sneakers in black with a white rubber logo sole. Janet Kinosian,, "It's the Year of the Dog. Here are must-have items for every top dog and underdog in your life," 15 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of calfskin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of calfskin

: leather made from the skin of a calf


calf·skin | \ˈkaf-ˌskin, ˈkäf-\

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: leather made from the skin of a calf

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