calf·​skin | \ ˈkaf-ˌskin How to pronounce calfskin (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Here, the inimitably chic singer models Hedi Slimane’s latest hit handbag, the Tabou, a classic box silhouette calfskin bag with accordion-like side gussets and a gold-tone lock closure. Hee June Kim; Styling By Min Hee Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 10 Sep. 2021 An homage to a historic Louis Vuitton workshop showcased the house’s iconic hard-sided trunks, cases and coffrets, including an LVXNBA trunk made of calfskin leather to reproduce the look and feel of a basketball. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 10 Sep. 2021 Revealing a sophisticated attitude and clean, feminine lines, this Kiss small purse is a versatile accessory crafted from small grain calfskin. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The watch can be fitted with two different straps, including a deep blue calfskin leather option and an orange rubber design that mimics the color and texture of a basketball. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 July 2021 These white calfskin sneakers are perfect for summer Friday attire. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 23 June 2021 Handy turned it over once, twice, admiring the supple calfskin, the glinting gold. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, 15 June 2021 At Hermès, designer Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski paired every look with a beach-wood clog featuring the house’s signature H on the calfskin leather, which comes in an array of neutral tones. New York Times, 10 June 2021 On the writing side, a blue leather pen pouch with a wave motif is available, as are thematic calfskin notebooks. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of calfskin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Calfskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of calfskin

: leather made from the skin of a calf


calf·​skin | \ ˈkaf-ˌskin How to pronounce calfskin (audio) , ˈkäf- \

Kids Definition of calfskin

: leather made from the skin of a calf

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