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 Place the moleskin on top, so the blister sits untouched within the hole. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "How To Treat Blisters (And Prevent Them in the First Place)," 4 Oct. 2019 As befits a Boswell of Valentino, Mr. Tyrnauer was fashionably L.A. casual in a black T-shirt, a bespoke midnight blue workman’s chore jacket made in Rome, moleskin khakis and navy blue suede Prada moccasins. New York Times, "Matt Tyrnauer: Chronicler of Trump’s Mentor Roy Cohn," 1 Sep. 2019 Use moleskin to fix an underwire bra that is poking you. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "10 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know," 16 Oct. 2017 Grab some moleskin padding from any drug store and super glue it around the small hole in your bra. 10. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "10 Life-Changing Bra Hacks Every Girl Should Know," 16 Oct. 2017 Adventure Medical’s lightest first aid kit is perfect for single-day excursions, packing painkillers, bandages, antibiotic ointments, and moleskins into a waterproof pouch the size of a sandwich bag. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "All The Gear You Need For Trail Running," 14 July 2017 A small first aid kit and moleskin is always helpful. Dino Vournas, The Mercury News, "Spectacular California waterfalls to see right now," 2 Apr. 2017 For Piombo, who hails from Genoa, that means carefully choosing fabrics — handwoven velvets from France, silks from Lyon, and moleskin from Hungary — to create designs rooted in the kind of bohemian nonchalance that Piombo embodies. Nandita Khanna, Town & Country, "Field Guide: The Italian Job," 1 Jan. 2012

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First Known Use of moleskin

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of moleskin

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


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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