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 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 An original in lambskin and crocodile embossed calfskin sells for $6,200 on the Chanel site. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Every invention you use has one thing in common," 18 June 2019 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 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

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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 1 Jun. 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- \

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: leather made from the skin of a calf

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