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 Your manuscript appears to be a 16th century antiphon, and is ink on vellum, which is usually made of calfskin. oregonlive, "An antiphon, a Goodwill find and more: These collectibles are all about art," 1 Sep. 2020 Is the urge to fill a closet with the supple calfskin of countless Birkin bags a joyful appreciation of French craftsmanship, or an attempt to fill a terrible void? Kim Kierkegaardashian, The New Yorker, "Ask Kim Kierkegaardashian: Worldly Goods vs. the Greater Good," 20 Aug. 2020 Rich calfskin leather makes these black low-top sneakers from Giuseppe Zanotti feel extra luxe. oregonlive, "Nordstrom online sale: Up to 60 percent off designer clothing, swimwear, Givenchy sunglasses, Gucci loafers and more," 30 June 2020 Like the Honda, the TT fits like a calfskin glove and responds like an extension of the driver's arms and legs. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2000 Audi TT Goes All-In on Style," 1 June 2020 At least 650 years old, its calfskin pages are still vibrantly illuminated with gold, lapis lazuli and malachite. The Economist, "Exodus and odyssey Why is this Haggadah different from all others?," 16 Apr. 2020 They're made of 100 percent pure natural wool and have a soft calfskin sole, and are basically the definition of hygge. Susan Brickell,, "12 Ways Health Editors Are Practicing Self-Care During Quarantine," 2 Apr. 2020 Having fitted his kit with old-fashioned calfskin heads, Starr’s sturdy, slaphappy drumming achieves a newfound warmth and depth. Jonathan Gould, The New Yorker, "When the Beatles Walked Offstage: Fifty Years of “Abbey Road”," 21 Oct. 2019 Speculation about who might step into the secret agent's calfskin leather shoes has been rampant for years now, with Idris Elba's name picking up the most momentum, so Lynch's selection is a trail-blazing move that no one saw coming. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "Lashana Lynch Is Replacing James Bond as the New “Agent 007” in Bond 25, and Fans Are Losing It," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of calfskin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Calfskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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