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.

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The soles of these slippers are calfskin, which means using them to walk through the morning dusting of snow to get the mail likely isn’t the best idea. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Last Pair of Slippers I’ll Buy," 23 Nov. 2018 Masha Popova, Russian Vogue’s web editor and passionate ugly-shoe enthusiast, has been living in her DiorQuake clogs, a black calfskin model with silver studding. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "A Search for the Perfect Fall Clog, the Bookworm’s Fashion Shoe," 17 Oct. 2018 Both the black and tan leather options use genuine calfskin (sorry, vegan friends), and the lighter of the two also has a matching golden metal frame around the phone. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Huawei adds new colors to the P20 Pro plus leather back options for China," 1 Sep. 2018 The miniature pouch features an easy-to-clean nylon shell lined with luxurious embossed calfskin for a touch of glam and includes a detachable leather wristlet for easy access if it's stored in a travel bag or purse. Maria Cassano, Allure, "The 21 Best Makeup Bags and Cosmetic Cases for Every Budget," 29 Aug. 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce calfskin (audio) , ˈkäf-\

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: leather made from the skin of a calf

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