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 The soft, flat soles range from cork to leather and even some shearling-lining to ensure a cozy fit. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 11 Aug. 2021 Yet, the shearling still keeps you warm on those colder days (is there a cozier material?). Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 Shearling jackets have been a big hit on the runways, too: Chanel, Boss, Chloé, and more have all shown their interpretations of them, the jackets either lined or fully covered in with shearling. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 The retailer will continue to stock items that use shearling, goatskin, cattle hide, down, feathers, leather and, of course, faux fur. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2021 Mini Bailey Button II boots of genuine shearling (50% off, now $77.48). oregonlive, 26 Mar. 2021 Jil Sander’s Luke and Lucie Meier continue to riff on their popular stuffed strap thongs, while Gabriela Hearst debuted a shearling footbed slide with an exaggerated knit upper. Steff Yotka, Vogue, 19 Mar. 2021 These warm shoes, which are often lined with an ultra-snug shearling or wool blend, have been around for ages, but have seen a major resurgence in 2020. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, 29 Dec. 2020 Zermatt Premium shearling-lined suede leather slipper ($180) in mink is a cozy addition to anyone’s at-home wardrobe. Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of shearling

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Shearling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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