lamb·​skin ˈlam-ˌskin How to pronounce lambskin (audio)
: a lamb's skin or a small fine-grade sheepskin or the leather made from either
specifically : such a skin dressed with the wool on and used especially for winter clothing

Examples of lambskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saint Laurent Cropped Leather Jacket in lambskin; $7,000 (nearly sold out), at This story first appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Apr. 2024 Williams was later seen carrying one such bag, crafted from crocodile leather and lined with lambskin—instead of the coated canvas toted around by scads of globe-trotters—in the wild. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 6 Nov. 2023 Beyond the buttery-smooth lambskin shells with tech-friendly fingertips on the thumbs and index fingers, these gloves have incredibly soft cashmere linings. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 5 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, statement dressers will be intrigued by the casual lab-coat spirit of Maison Margiela’s white-denim sheath and the showstopping, buttery-soft power of Loewe’s pleated lambskin model (pictured). Max Berlinger, Robb Report, 22 Oct. 2023 Offered in four sophisticated colors — oak, burgundy, olive and black — this handbag with a zestful silhouette and buttery lambskin design is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The Editors, Los Angeles Times, 18 Oct. 2023 The bag is 2 pounds with nappa lambskin lining, according to Highsnobiety. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 14 Aug. 2023 This approach comes to life in the cutting and measuring of lambskin for a perfectly fitting glove; in a lineup of porcelain plates in various stages of completion, each decorated in gentle brushstrokes; in the length of the tenures on-site demonstrators have spent working at Hermès itself. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 June 2022 His shiny bull black shoes and hooded lambskin jacket are both available via the Celine website, for $1,450 and $4,950, respectively, his twisted Ottolinger sunglasses can be found for $435 on Ssense, and his cap is $45 on Puma. Louisa Ballhaus, Robb Report, 7 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lambskin was in the 14th century

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“Lambskin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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lamb·​skin ˈlam-ˌskin How to pronounce lambskin (audio)
: a lamb's skin or a small fine-grade sheepskin or leather made from either

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