shear·​ling | \ ˈshir-liŋ How to pronounce shearling (audio) \

Definition of shearling

: skin from a recently sheared sheep or lamb that has been tanned and dressed with the wool left on

Examples of shearling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think: a round, marble coffee table, a rattan chandelier and lots of white shearling. Hannah Chubb,, "Christian Siriano, Rebecca Minkoff & Jason Wu Curate Affordable Home Decor Collections for Lowe’s," 8 Sep. 2020 Also, the shearling is remarkably plush (albeit warm on the insole). Todd Plummer, WSJ, "Are Shearling-Lined Shoes Too Toasty?," 15 Jan. 2020 And at Agnona, Simon Holloway wrapped and layered and enveloped in camel cashmere and cream shearling, gray flannel and ebony double-face wool. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, "The Techlash Comes to Milan. So Does the Coronavirus Fear.," 23 Feb. 2020 No sweat—this slipper has the freedom of a sandal, the warmth of a shearling lining, and a contoured, supportive footbed. Maren Larsen, Outside Online, "The Coziest Gear at Winter Outdoor Retailer 2020," 31 Jan. 2020 Trench coats for men and women were long with large lapels and cuffs — some in lush shearling, one in leopard print. Washington Post, "Before Oscars, stars pack Tom Ford’s fashion week show in LA," 8 Feb. 2020 Before, before: Here, the same sofa has a little shearling throw on the cushions, adding dimension and texture in keeping with the neutral color scheme. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "This Modern Day Version of a Plastic-Covered Sofa Is Actually Cool," 13 Feb. 2020 These mid-rise wool booties are lined with faux shearling for warmth and outfitted with a grippy, non-marking outsole—the same as Xtratuf’s workhorse Legacy boot. Maren Larsen, Outside Online, "The Coziest Gear at Winter Outdoor Retailer 2020," 31 Jan. 2020 These are a hygge triple threat: rich full-grain leather, suede and shearling. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best winter boots of the season: Ankle, over-the-knee, combat and more," 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of shearling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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14 Sep 2020

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“Shearling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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