moleskin

noun
mole·​skin | \ ˈmōl-ˌskin How to pronounce moleskin (audio) \

Definition of moleskin

1 : the skin of the mole used as fur
2a : 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 With a near-perfect rating from REI customers, this hooded jacket boasts high wind resistance and a luxe moleskin lining that reviewers say is soft and warm. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "REI is having a massive anniversary sale—here are the best deals," 18 May 2020 This allows the friction and pressure to be transferred more to the moleskin and less to the blister, and may allow a runner to continue training. Emily Shiffer, SELF, "10 Ways to Avoid Those Gross, Awful Blisters on Your Feet When You Run," 24 Jan. 2020 Use moleskin to fix an underwire bra that is poking you. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "15 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know," 13 Mar. 2020 Use moleskin to fix an underwire bra that is poking you. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "15 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know," 13 Mar. 2020 If that is not enough, add a second layer of moleskin. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Ways to Avoid Blisters While Hunting," 27 Sep. 2019 Grab some moleskin padding from any drug store and super glue it around the small hole in your bra. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "15 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know," 13 Mar. 2020 The striking work shirts, in colors that include bright magenta and chalky periwinkle, are made of Italian moleskin (and manufactured in India) and have contrasting hidden-snap chest pockets ($175). Jon Caramanica, New York Times, "Let’s Take This Conversation Offline," 11 Feb. 2020 Instead: Cut a hole, slightly larger than the blister, in a piece of moleskin. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How To Treat Blisters (And Prevent Them in the First Place)," 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of moleskin

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moleskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moleskin. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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moleskin

noun
How to pronounce moleskin (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of moleskin

: the skin of the mole used as fur
: a soft cotton cloth

moleskin

noun
mole·​skin | \ ˈmōl-ˌskin How to pronounce moleskin (audio) \

Medical Definition of moleskin

: 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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