moleskin

noun

mole·​skin ˈmōl-ˌskin How to pronounce moleskin (audio)
1
: the skin of the mole used as fur
2
a
: a heavy durable cotton fabric with a short thick velvety nap on one side
b
: a garment made of moleskin
usually used in plural
c
: adhesive padding (as for blisters) made of moleskin

Examples of moleskin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their own Sinatra suite has a curvaceous headboard upholstered in moleskin in the singer’s favorite color — orange — flanked by ginger-jar lamps that came from the estate of Sinatra’s first wife and lifelong friend and confidant, Nancy. Jane Margolies, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2024 Their own Sinatra suite has a curvaceous headboard upholstered in moleskin in the singer’s favorite color — orange — flanked by ginger-jar lamps that came from the estate of Mr. Sinatra’s first wife and lifelong friend and confidante, Nancy. Jane Margolies, New York Times, 8 May 2024 Cottons, velvets, moleskins, and Donegal tweeds made into suits. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2024 The button-down—along with Darcy’s boots, moleskin breeches and velvet waistcoat—went for more than twice the pre-sale estimate of £10,000 pounds ($12,700), according to Kerry Taylor Auctions. Catherine Duncan, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 Mar. 2024 Finally, carry a first aid kit with bandages for cuts and scrapes and moleskin for blisters. Julie Corliss, Chicago Tribune, 12 July 2023 For instance, the collection’s cotton moleskin chore jackets come equipped with removable buttons for easy laundering, a feature common to chef’s and butcher’s uniforms. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 24 May 2023 The moleskin tasting gilet, meanwhile, is based on a garment favored by St. John co-founder Trevor Gulliver during his vineyard visits, and sports four outer pockets meant to hold notepads and corkscrews. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 24 May 2023 The kit includes medical essentials like bandages of various sizes, antibiotic ointment, sterile non-woven sponges, antiseptic wipes, moleskin, and AfterBite wipes for insect bites. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 3 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of moleskin was in 1668

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“Moleskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moleskin. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

moleskin

noun
mole·​skin ˈmōl-ˌskin How to pronounce moleskin (audio)
: adhesive padding (such as for blisters) typically made of a heavy, durable, cotton fabric with a soft nap on one side

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